My partner, Jolene, was one of the finalists of Miss Pole Dance UK 2008 and I was the only official photographer. This resulted in full access to all areas: backstage, VIP area, changing rooms, make-up areas, anywhere on stage (within reason), and of course I was there throughout the day.
As it was, I knew in advance around half the finalists from previous ‘Pole Jams’ and other pole events (as you’ll see from some of my collections on Flickr). Despite the usual late organisational challenges in getting everyone together where they should have been by the times required, the evening did prove to be a big success, with around 900 people in the audience, and around 19 performers on stage.
The performers were incredible, so around 2,000 images were taken throughout the evening.
The collection of the images from the day can be found on the following link: