In 2018 I wrote “Goldstadtpokal, quite possibly the most beautiful competition of the year”. And I think that still holds true. After a three year break due to COVID19, this january it finally was time again for this wonderful (dance)gala…Read More
A dance competition in Covid-19 times
Finally, after a long wait, there was a dance competition taking place. 1.TC Ludwigsburg organized the regional championships Latin for Juveniles, Juniors, and Youth in the Rundsporthalle in Ludwigsburg. Although the competitors (and competition officials) were freed from wearing masks…Read More
Photo essay: Behind the curtains
In front of the public in Halle 7 of the ÖVB Arena in Bremen the Latin formation teams of the 1. Bundesliga showed their absolute best. But before they shine there a lot is going on, in this case literally,…Read More
Photo essay: Formation dancesport in cinematic view, going close.
This the follow up to yesterdays post; Photoessay: Formation dancesport in cinematic view, the wide scope. A cinematic crop is also a great tool for close-up shots. Keeping the frame relatively empty and putting the focus on one subject, in this…Read More
Photo essay: Formation dancesport in cinematic view, the wide scope.
In formation dancing a lot happens in a wide horizontal plane. When we take photos though that often means there is a lot of wasted space above and/or below the actual action. Those parts then start to fight for attention…Read More
Galaball 50 Years 1.TC Ludwigsburg – Landesmeisterschaft S Latein
Last weekend I put on a suit to shoot dancesport as the occasion was a Galaball to celebrate 50 years 1.TC Ludwigsburg. Part of this evening were the regional championships in Latin dancing of Baden Württemberg. Regional championships doesn’t sound…Read More
Goldstadtpokal, quite possibly the most beautiful competition of the year
Well at least if you are a photographer. For years Schwarz Weiss Club Pforzheim has managed to organise an immensely good looking event in CongressCentrum Pforzheim. The venue itself is already pretty good looking but especially the way they light the room…Read More
Sport in evening dresses – The German closed championships formation dance
This article originally appeared as Sport in Abendkleidung – Die Deutsche Meisterschaft im Formationstanz on Sigma Germanys blog. Saturday November 11th, 2017: outside it is cold and grey as we walk towards the ÖVB Arena in Bremen. In the arena,…Read More
Coaching in the moment.
Formation dancesport is an interesting discipline in itself. Sixteen dancers trying to perform a complex choreography simultaneous. This can offer very interesting photography. Not in the least because the dancers seem to get very energised during their performance delivering a…Read More
Tanzspiegel covers 2015
During the course of 2015 I had the pleasure of having a photo on the cover of Tanzspiegel 5 times. Let’s see if we can improve that number in 2016 😉Read More
German Championships Formations Jazz- and Moderndance Last weekend I challenged myself a little by shooting a different kind of dancing competition than I’m used to. I spend two days in the Sporthalle Am Hallo in Essen shooting the German Championships…Read More