The last few hours of 2016 are upon us, and as this year comes to a close it is time to sit down and summarise what has passed. This summer I started working on the Human Brain Project, which has been a lot of fun. I also did several trips abroad, some for work, and others just for photography. For this blog post I have tried to pick some of the highlights from the past year, and I have grouped them based on the trips.
Cambridge Lent Term
I usually try and time my Cambridge visits to coincide with theatre plays and shows that I want to see. Fo Lent term there was a week with two shows that stood out: Trojan Barbie (directed by Emma Blacklay-Piech) and the circus show Alice (directed by Joanna Vymeris). The latter was the first show of its kind at the ADC Theatre, and such a success that they also travelled to Edinburgh Fringe in the summer.
Cambridge Easter Term
My next Cambridge visit was in the beginning of Easter Term when Winter’s Tale (directed by Will Bishop) was running.
Cambridge May Week
A lot of things happens in Cambridge during the May Week (which takes place in June!), so it is a golden opportunity to come back for a visit. Christ’s May Ball, King’s Affair and the Trinity Hall June Event where all great fun. I really enjoyed the opera Gianni Schicchi directed by Gareth Mattey, even though I did not understand a single word. Luckily for us who did not speak Italian they had introduced subtitles in a creative way.
Once again I made it up to the Edinburgh Fringe. For a month the city is a melting pot for all things theatre and art, a great place to be for theatre and dance photography. There were so many great shows so it is difficult to choose.
Not every photoshoot required me to travel, there were some really fun opportunities in Stockholm also.
Cheap flights and Airbnb made it possible to go to Paris for a weekend dance photoshoot with Annie Magee, Lucy McMahon and Genevieve McMahon. We took so many photos that I ended up splitting it into three blogposts: Paris is Always a Good Idea, Paris when it Sizzles and We will always have Paris.
Inspired by the successful Paris photoshoot Joanna Vymeris and Rafael San Martin joined me for a Venice weekend photoshoot. For this trip we even got Judith Musker Turner to help us out with some amazing dresses. Again I split the trip into three separate blog posts: City of Bridges, Daughter of Venice and Colours of Burano.
Cambridge Michaelmas Term
If you want to see yearly highlights.