Stephen Gill - Photography

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Editorial : BluePrint Magazine - Airport

Commissioned to produce cover image for Blueprint’s relaunch issue entitled ‘Airports: the Landscape of the Future’. The magazine includes the essay ‘Airports: Cities of the Future’ by J G Ballard and shows images from the exhibition ‘Airport’ at the Photographer’s Gallery.


Editorial : BluePrint Magazine - The Beautiful Game

Extract from editorial

‘Called Stade, the show is a collection of specially commissioned photographs by artist Stephen Gill (photographer of Blueprint’s award-winning airport cover). Gill has documented the two principal Paris stadia - the newly built Stade de France and the refurbished Parc des Princes.
Gill, a great football fan himself, does not set the architecture up in competition with the game. He knows it’s what happens on the pitch that is really important. Instead of a straight study of stadium design, his affectionate portraits, with player’s tunnels bathed in an ethereal golden light, set the scene for the charged atmosphere of the championship to come.’


Editorial : BluePrint Magazine - Visible Cities


‘The stadium looks both monumental and somehow portable and, but for the industrial skyline just visible on the horizon, it could be anywhere. Latent in the repetitious patterns of the seats, the structural pylons and the grass are both the passion and the obsessiveness of football fans. The grass, gridded and improbably lush, looks no more natural than the red plastic seats; the serene atmosphere gives no suggestion of the bitter North-Eastern winters in which most of the ground’s games are played. The stadium looks more like the setting for a football-based computer game than for the real thing’.


Editorial : Soccerscape

Published to coincide with the ‘Soccerscape’ exhibition at Middlesbrough Art Gallery, chronicling the construction of Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium alongside images from the last season at Ayresome Park. Includes eight full colour images with accompanying text, ‘A Time and a Place’ by Jeremy Millar and ‘Footballs Echo in my Memory’ by Harry Pearson.

Launch essay by Jeremy Millar


Editorial : Changing Places

Published to accompany the exhibition ‘Changing Places’ at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, exploring the contemporary use of several historic houses situated along the Middlesex bank of the River Thames. The catalogue includes nine full colour images with accompanying essays, ‘Growing up with History’ by Catherine Croft and ‘Country Houses in the Twentieth Century’ by Michael Hall.

Launch essay by Catherine Croft


Editorial : Creative Camera

Extract from ‘Zeitgeist’

‘Goebbels staged dramatic rallies that were meant to encourage the volk to dream about the Reich as a reincarnation of the Roman Empire. The theatricality and emotional resonance of such mass meetings (throughout the South African elections the news was full of images of politicians addressing crowds at sports stadiums) is echoed in Stephen Gill’s pictures of football parks....’


Editorial : Le Temps Vite

Published to accompany the inaugural exhibition ‘Le Temps vite’ at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Full colour catalogue included four images from the series ‘Heathrow Airport’ and were shown in the Transports section of the exhibition alongside works by Andreas Gursky and Fischli/Weiss.


Editorial : Virgin Hotline

Commissioned by John Brown Publishing to produce a series of photographs of mini-golf courses around Great Yarmouth. The feature ‘Swing when you’re Winning’ included text by Andy Miller from the book ‘Tilting at Windmills: How I tried to stop worrying and love sport’.



Editorial : British Airways - Business Life

Commissioned by Premier Media Partners to photograph the construction of The City of Manchester Stadium used for the Commonwealth Games 2002 and the new home of Manchester City Football Club. The feature ‘Two for the price of one’ includes accompanying text by Patrick Tooher.


Editorial : Art-i-temps

Published to accompany the exhibition ‘Art i Temps’ at the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona. The catalogue includes four colour images from the series ‘Heathrow Airport’ and were shown in the Transports section of the exhibition.


Editorial : Nottsarts

Commission to produce a series of photographs of public art works at several sites along the Sustrans National Cycle Network in Nottinghamshire. Images show the artworks within their environments in varying weather conditions at different times of the year.