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Ballet News Interviewed

August 16, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

Ballet News Interviewed So, this summer the tables were turned ! Here’s an interview I gave recently, which was published in the UK’s top-selling monthly photography magazine. Accompanying my interview are two of my photographs – one from the recent Boston Ballet tour to London which was published on Ballet News and one from a […]

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Photographing The Royal Ballet

July 8, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Photographing The Royal Ballet’s dancers Andrej Uspenski has been dancing with The Royal Ballet for ten years. As a First Artist he travels the world with the company (they are currently in Tokyo), dancing most of the repertoire. Ballet isn’t his only talent, though. Sitting in the Royal Ballet press room ahead of the evening […]

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Exposed : The ballet dancer capturing it all

July 24, 2012

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ballet dancer crawls on stage

The ballet dancer’s snapshot Anecdotal evidence suggests that a higher than average proportion of professional ballet dancers use a camera (often a high-end model) as a hobby and a way of recording the backstage preparations and after-show celebrations. You often find dancers at the side of the stage capturing the action. It’s easy to see why; visual by nature, […]

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The Royal Ballet Lower School in ITV show

March 20, 2012

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David Suchet with a Leica M3

The Royal Ballet Lower School in ITV show In this programme, called Those I Have Shot, actor David Suchet follows in the footsteps of his Fleet Street press photographer grandfather, James Jarché. Suchet’s aim is to discover what it was like for Jarché to be sent on an assignment and “told not to come back unless […]

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

March 16, 2012

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cuckoo egg

Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt If there’s something guaranteed to be irresistable to me, it’s chocolate.  It has the ability to cheer me up, give me energy and make me smile.  I’ve written about the health benefits of eating certain kinds of chocolate, particularly Willie’s Cacao, as well as the ballet-inspired treats from Hotel […]

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Ballet News | Shutterbug

February 18, 2012

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Ballet News | Shutterbug Towards the end of last year, I asked Ballet Newsers for help in reaching one of my Ballet News related goals – to buy a very special lens – a Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM lens, to be precise. It’s so special because it is one of Canon’s Luxury line, a […]

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Ballet News | Christmas presents

December 22, 2011


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Ballet News | Christmas presents You love Ballet News, right ? And it’s Christmas time and that means…. presents. Yes ? In order to bring you the very best in professional ballet photography I have to use the very best equipment. It’s a very expensive investment and I’m doing pretty well but I could use a […]

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Ballet News photography competition – open to all

September 11, 2011


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Ballet photos Is there a person alive who hasn’t taken a photograph ?  Seems unlikely.  With digital technology it’s easy to capture moments in time and share them with the world. It’s harder to photograph ballet really well – but I bet there are some unseen photos just waiting for their moment in the sun.  Are they […]

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Ballet NEWS | Urban Ballet Dancer

April 26, 2011

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dancer posing in pointe shoes in the street

Urban Ballet Dancer Spanish photographer Saskia Font hails from an artistic family; her father is a painter, her mother is a ceramist and her grandparents were dancers. Since she was very small, Saskia enjoyed ballet and she has conceived Bailarina y Urbe to highlight the contrast between the purity and elegance of dance against the […]

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Scottish Ballet launches an Alice inspired photographic & digital art competition

February 23, 2011


dancer in blue and a camera

  In Scottish Ballet’s unique new production of Alice, the heroine falls through the lens of Charles Dodgson’s (Lewis Carroll) camera instead of a rabbit hole, to find herself in the curious world of Wonderland.   To celebrate this, Scottish Ballet is inviting photographers and digital artists to submit images of their own personal embodiment that […]

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