The cover of the December issue of The Scots Magazine features a stunning image of Scottish Ballet stars Sophie Martin and Chris Harrison – and inside, there’s a fabulous feature by Garry Fraser about the principals and Scottish Ballet’s Winter 2014 production, The Nutcracker.
The Scots Magazine team was invited along to Scottish Ballet’s Glasgow headquarters to photograph Sophie and Chris as they rehearsed for their starring roles in The Nutcracker. The gallery above features a few of the behind the scenes images our top photographer, Martin, snapped that day…
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Ballet shoes take centre stage while Chris Harrison warms up at the barre. Photo by Upfront Photography
Sophie Martin prepares to dance in one of Scottish Ballet’s studios. Photo by Upfront Photography
Chris and Sophie warm up, under the watchful eye of Scottish Ballet artistic director Christopher Hampson. Photo by Upfront Photography
Chris and Sophie practice one of their Nutcracker routines, watched by Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet Artistic Director. Photo by Upfront Photography
Chris, Sophie and artistic director Christopher Hampson review the dancers’ moves, which are filmed, on a large screen. Photo by Upfront Photography
Tutus in all shades of blue. Photo by Upfront Photography
Scottish Ballet’s artistic director Christopher Hampson shows Chris and Sophie the designs for their Nutcracker costumes. Photo by Upfront Photography
Costume designs for Scottish Ballet’s Nutcracker. Photo by Upfront Photography.
A few of the materials required for Scottish Ballet’s costumes. Photo by Upfront Photography
Make-up artist Linda Wilson applies Sophie’s make-up for the Scots Magazine’s photoshoot. Photo by Upfront Photography
Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet’s artistic director, makes a few adjustments to Sophie and Chris’ pose. Photo by Upfront
Sophie and Chris go through their moves in front of the camera, as we look out for the perfect coverage image. Photo by Upfront Photography
Members of the Scots Magazine and Scottish Ballet, with make-up artist Linda Wilson, look on as our photographer Martin McCreadie captures Sophie and Chris on film. Photo by Upfront Photography
The shot chosen for the cover of the December 2014 issue of The Scots Magazine. Photo by Upfront Photography
Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker, which revisits the iconic 1970s’ production created by the company’s founder Peter Darrell and features the famous Tchaikovsky score, is touring Scotland this winter.
The tour starts at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, where The Nutcracker will be performed from December 13 until January 3.