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four star formation


This shot was also taken at the first Vuokatti Dance Festival. Part of a huge group, I shot these dancers in isolation because I wanted to emphasize their faces.

dancing in the rain


I shot this at the Vuokatti Dance Festival, is of a local Strictly-style competition. Local celebrities were judged by locals selected in a competition. The rain made no difference to anyone although it… Continue reading

vuokatti dance festival group


I had a fantastic time at the first Vuokatti Dance Festival in Finland last year where, apart from all kinds of public performances in the rain, they held the first over-30s dance competition… Continue reading

preparing for performance


The huge range of countries, nationalities and organisations participating in Big Dance 2012 was announced this morning along with events at Westfields and the Big Dance Schools Pledge. The latter is a Guiness… Continue reading

all dressed up


I took this shot at the Harrods Tea Rooms in a special Tea Dance event in 2008 and have used it to illustrate an old controversy; about whether or not children should not… Continue reading

they’re in awe


I don’t normally process images to this extent, it’s not cost effective, but I wanted to make this look as magical as possible to the little girl in the picture. I had been… Continue reading

walk the walk


Even when photographing public productions with adult performers I’ve found there to be some controversy around what images could be used where. So far I’ve not had the same experience with my images… Continue reading

swing it baby!


Whoever said ‘never work with children or animals’ only got half the story. It’s true that children are less predictable, but when it all hangs together it’s so very rewarding. I took a… Continue reading

you’re never too old to tango


Not too long ago a tango dancing (tanguero) friend told me that I was a tango addict because I keep a pair of tango shoes in the boot of my car. He has… Continue reading

tango in their own style


Capussi and Flores have their own style. Well rehearsed and in wonderful synchronisation, they keep in character irrespective of the difficulty of their moves. Although this shot captures them mid-move you can see… Continue reading

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