I’ve shot several of the Cirque du Soleil press nights at the Royal Albert Hall in recent years. I find Cirque mesmerising to watch and nearly as difficult to shoot. It all looks so atmospheric and at times the acrobats and artists move almost too fast to capture them sharp. It requires all the same skills as concert photography whilst being something quite different. It certainly keeps you on your toes, constantly tinkering with shutter speeds to get the effect you’re after.
We are very lucky, they put us in the best seats in the house so that we have the best possible vantage point for photography. Anyway, here are a few of my favourite shots.