A fourth year linguist, Will has been acting throughout his time at Cambridge, and is hoping to pursue a career in drama. His agent recommended that he get a new headshot photo, and I was highly recommended by one of his peers (one of my muses), Rebecca.
After the CUTAZZ Dance Show, I was approached by the boyfriend of the dance teacher / lead performer (Natalie Demain), to make a canvas print of one of her dances that I’d photographed, as a birthday present. I put together a few drafts of different artistic styles for the print, and a week later, the canvas was delivered in time for her birthday, and I think looks rather great.
The final canvas print, after some artistic editing
The original photograph
Two friends of mine met on an Oxbridge trip two and a half years ago, and they’re now married :) They chose Wadham College, Oxford, as the location for the ceremony and celebrations, as the bride’s grandfather is a fellow at the college. Very handy, as it made for a pretty wedding location. It also meant I was able to go to the upper balcony in Hall to get a photo of the dinner in its splendid glory. The photo of Hall is a stitch of 16 photos, mimicking a very wide-angle lens.
Dining Hall, Wadham College, Oxford
The Groom’s Speech
The fourth and final major dance show of the term. While the Queens’ College Contemporary Dance Society may lack the budget of the larger dance shows, it is now in its ninth year, and covers a range of contemporary dance styles that its members, and Dancer-in-Residence AdÃ¨le Thompson, have put together. The most innovative piece, which provided my favourite visual image of the show, saw a musician playing a double bass while performing with another dancer.
Having photographed the CUCDW dance show at the ADC for the last 4 years, and to promote the photographs I’d recently taken of this year’s show, I put together a design showing my photos from the last four years, including the montage that I put together of this year’s show. I’m fortunate to know the ADC’s marketing manager (one of my muses), so was able to put up an A1 poster in the corridor leading to the auditorium. I currently have three exhibits up in the ADC – a range of selected framed photos from my portfolio up in the bar, headshots of current student actors, and now this dance poster. A1 prints can be rather pricey, but I found out about a fantastic printing company, MyShoot, who provide a personal and very well-priced service. Click on the image below to get a closer look.
While these photos weren’t taken by me, they do feature me; they were taken by another great Cambridge photographer, Reggie Thomson. He normally photographs beautiful landscapes, flowers, and Cambridge colleges, and for the first time tried his hand at dance photography, with great success.
I dance in the Cambridge University Rock’n’Roll Team, which performs acrobatic dance routines at balls, events, and charity galas, with individual team couples taking part in various competitions throughout the academic year. I’ve been dancing with Emily for the past year and a half, and we did quite well in our first first year of competing together. The team travelled to Bristol and back in one day for the the SUDA competition (Southern Universities Dance Association). Dancing for a total of 3 minutes, it’s just as well Cambridge took the first 6 places, and Emily and I were very pleased to come away with the top spot.
More photos from another dance show this term – the annual CU Tap & Jazz (CUTAZZ) dance show, this year named “Staged”. Very similar in range and quality as last year’s CUTAZZ show, with Natalie Demain’s lyrical dancing standing out again.
Amy MacDonald performing at the Cambridge Junction, touring with her debut album, “This Is The Life”.
A leading member of the Cambridge Belly Dance Society performing at the Cambridge Jewish Ball.
Zara graduated last year, and her London agent suggested she get a new headshot. Not keen to pay London prices for results she wasn’t overly pleased with last time, she’d seen some of my recently-taken acting headshots up in the ADC Theatre, and got in touch. Strong recommendations from her peers who themselves were happy customers also helped :)