Chris Wheeldon

Photographer: Rick Guest

Why did you choose the photographer you worked with?

I really like Rick’s take on portraiture. This image was part of a wider shoot that Rick did in collaboration with the Hospital Club and a number of Royal Ballet dancers and choreographers.

What were you trying to achieve with this photograph, this composition?

We were looking at finding a way to capture the quieter thoughtfulness, when coming up with a new step, or observing a new sequence of movement on a dancer. Sometimes the choreographer’s process is quite internal. 

 

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