Interesting to see a load of images of mine from the
2008 and 2009 Miss Pole Dance UK finals.
Even though this is a compilation of images from 2005-2014, my two years of images in just 2008 and 2009, feature in virtually all the time line from 5.50-10.20. Not too bad in a 16.26 length video!
You can see a couple of my watermarks in the base right of the images throughout most of that time.
It’s great to see how my photography has progressed since that time.
I was fortunate to be involved in a shoot with the beautiful Sophie today.
The main shots were commissioned and therefore unique for the client. These however are a few of the ‘outtakes’ while she was just warming up between shots.
The full collection can be seen
I was fortunate to be heavily involved in the photography of the first World Pole Sports Championships, organised by KT Coates of the World Pole Sports Federation.
Some of the best performers from around the world, competed in a range of different categories. I’ve never seen the standard of performance so consistently high, at any other pole event.
See the full collection of images from Day 1, on Flickr:
Purity hosted another great pole showcase evening, in Farnham last week, for the annual ‘May Pole Dance Day’.
For the full collection of images from the evening, please see the following set on Flickr:
Spin City, a Bristol based pole school, arranged a showcase of its students and friends.
For the full collection, please view the complete set of available images on Flickr:
It was great to be invited to take official photos at the Pole Divas event in Manchester last week. There were once again some superb performances by all the performers (especially as it was the finals), and once again, lots of images were taken throughout the evening, and around 750 photos from the event can be seen on
Here are a few of my highlights though:
This was taken just before Tamar’s performance, checking the pole for enough grip. I just really liked the naturalness of her smile in this photo (it was a great performance too!)
The ‘Death Lay’ is a move that only last year, was VERY rarely seen in competitions or performances, but was performed by Pantera after the Miss Pole Dance UK Finals in 2008. However, this year, at least 4 performers included the move (to varying levels of success) in their routines! Very impressive.
There were three levels within the competition, and this year the ‘professional’ section was one by the very lovely Annie Norris. Annie is someone I’ve been fortunate to work with on a large number of occasions through her support of the X-Pole. I love how really incredibly happy Annie was to have won this event, and how it fortunately showed in many of the photos from the evening.
If you’d like to check out the larger range of images, please see the
full collection on Flickr.
Maxine was the winner of Miss Pole Dance UK 2009, just around a month ago. As you can see, she’s pretty strong!
This particular event was her ‘masterclass’, in Kent.
For the full collection of images from the day, please visit the following Flickr link:
It was a pleasure to be invited back to Miss Pole Dance UK 2009 this year, as an official photographer of the event. Once again, it was held in the great venue of Scala, near Kings Cross.
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full collection of images on Flickr
Unfortunately, because of other commitments I was only able to make the final part of the event, however this was certainly very worthwhile attending, with some superb performances from some familiar faces, and some incredible new faces too.
I was very lucky with the lighting on this image of Faye Chatterley, especially with the uplighting on a member of the audience gazing at the performance.
In this image, the resulting winner Maxine (Maria Betts) was just completing the final part of a ball drop from the top of the pole. It was great to get the expression of the audience within this one too.
This was taken at the end of a great doubles entry by Deb Riley and Sasha Kavaleva.
After the end of the competition, last year’s Miss Pole Dance winner, Alesia Vazmitsel gave another superb performance. This particular move shown above, isn’t normally my preferred body angle for Pole photos, however the incredible strength and flexibility of this move makes it pretty special, and so well worth posting regardless.
If you’d like to see the rest of the images from the evening, a little over 600 images can be viewed through the
full collection on Flickr.
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I was very pleased to be taking photos at the recent Pole Divas Event in Bristol.
Here’s one of my favourite images from the evening:
Please view the
Flickr Gallery if you’d like to see some more images from the event .