graceful tango fingers

This shot of a couple dancing in The Crypt in Clerkenwell in May 2010 is fairly conventional. Had there been more negative space in the shot it might have been appropriate for a… Continue reading

tango heads and shoulders

As the following posts are going to cover some of my thoughts about finding an image that displays the essence of tango I’m starting with one of the favourite angles of many photographers.… Continue reading

hip hop spread

Part of one of the 2011 performances of Spread Expression’s Voices in the Alleyway. Photographing this hip hop dance theatre performance was challenging as a result of low light and rapid movements. Spread… Continue reading

golden hip hop shade

These images are from the hip hop Theatre production ‘Voices in the Alleyway’, choreographed by Cindy Claes of Spread Expression last year and I selected images from this performance because Spread Expression are… Continue reading

ballroom touch or transition

Another shot, this time from the evening’s performance of Monika Molnar’s DanceMyWay Gala, this is of a Latin Ballroom transition. I think it’s interesting because anyone seeped in the dance itself would be… Continue reading

close embrace

Taken a long time ago in 2008 with my Nikon D80, this was one of the first times I felt I had captured the essence of tango – the intense concentration of the… Continue reading

breakin’ improv

This shot was taken from the first improvisation session at Breakin’ Convention 2011. Another festival where it’s not possible to shoot everything, and where you know the one or two pieces you miss… Continue reading

jazz workshop story

Dance workshops can be challenging. Often in the evening, the light is rarely good, flash photography and sprawling or climbing all over the place might distract the students and while it’s possible to… Continue reading

contemporary barbican ball

Another shot from Big Dance 2010. The biggest challenge was getting to all the performances I wanted. Getting to everything I want to cover in Big Dance 2012 (and getting the permissions too,… Continue reading

samba flame

Some of Monika Molnar’s students, lead by Dora Bakaity in the 2011 DanceMyWay Gala.   This was taken during a performance of very fast samba where flash would have disturbed both dancers and… Continue reading