Atherton twins creative portrait shoot

Creative Portrait of Cirque Du Soleil’s Atherton Twins for

California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in LA” coffee table book


This portrait was one of the most memorable of my career! I first met Andi and Kevin Atherton when I saw them in IRIS at the Kodak theatre here in LA. Their act was graceful, emotional, athletic and choreographed so beautifully. I knew immediately that I would like to include them in my book about my fellow Brits following their dreams to LA.

I had been to this rock pool years ago and thought it was the perfect location to photograph them – taking them out of their normal environment and into nature with a vision of a “Lord of the Rings” style portrait.

Creating this portrait was quite the event – we hiked for about a mile carrying all out cameras and lighting kit, yoga mats, and provisions. It was a privilege to photograph these two incredible athletes balancing on a rock in Malibu. Seeing them balance right in front of me was mesmorizing and a small crowd of hikers wondered what was going on!

I couldn’t be happier with the end result – it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. Andi and Kevin called it “Breathtakingly beautiful”. Thank you to Andi and Kevin and my team for making this portrait possible.

cirque du soleil los angeles creative photographer the atherton twins

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