Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Deadline Shakes, Sidney Shaw and Engine7

A few shots from last weekend's Threads gig, featuring:

The Deadline Shakes

Sidney Shaw

and Engine7

more photos over here, where there will also be videos and downloads of what was a really excellent gig to follow.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Cover Stories

Another couple of my photos have made it onto the covers of books (via Arcangel Images).  This time the upside-down Kibble Palace fishes are on the cover of the Dutch translation of Leaving Atocha Station by Ben Lerner, and me and the dressmaker's dummy (with the addition of an Irish dancing frock) are on The Last Days of the National Costume by Anne Kennedy.  It's always really exciting to see my photos getting to be part of books, even if it's a trifle odd to be on the cover of one wearing only a pair of knickers...  

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Highland Fling

I got the chance to go along to another social media call at Scottish Ballet  on Saturday.  This time at the Theatre Royal to watch part of a class for the dancers before the matinee performance of "Highland Fling", a Matthew Bourne ballet based on "La Sylphide" which I'd managed to get along to the evening before.  It's a wild, funny, tartan-drenched affair with drugs, tarot cards and sylphs like zombie fairies.  The Glasgow run has finished, but the company are on tour with it round Scotland at the moment, so if it's on near you you should definitely go and see it.

 Rehearsal pianist (and very tartan scenery)

Scenes of levitation

My camera was struggling a wee bit with the lower light levels so I also took a few shots with an unreasonably long shutter speed for the motion-blur-colour effects... 

Thursday, May 02, 2013