Our best pictures for 2018

2018 is a landmark year for Athena Pictures as it marks our tenth anniversary. Having looked through thousands of pictures, these are my personal favourites for 2018. Thank you all for your support.                              

Swansea City FC, best pictures of the year 2018

2018 was the year Swansea City got relegated to the Championship after enjoying seven successive years in the Premier League. The year is also a great landmark for Athena Pictures as it celebrates its tenth year running. Working as the exclusive photographers for the south Wales Club, we have witnessed first hand what has been Read more about Swansea City FC, best pictures of the year 2018[…]

It has been a very exciting year for Athena Picture Agency and these are our very best published highlights for 2017

There is a certain glory attached to being a press photographer and being allowed or even invited to important events is one. The more difficult aspect is achieving to get your work published on a speculative basis. Having a picture published quite prominently in any publication is very rewarding, nothing compares though, with having a Read more about It has been a very exciting year for Athena Picture Agency and these are our very best published highlights for 2017[…]

Christmas is not only happy Santas

Don’t you just love Christmas? What’s not to like, everything gets illuminated with countless little lights, everyone is wearing a Santa hat, the entire population buys gifts, the amount of which exceeds many times over that of the population of the UK (mostly with money they don’t even have) and a great majority of adults, Read more about Christmas is not only happy Santas[…]

A year in the working life of Swansea City AFC manager Paul Clement

We are always busy and involved with the latest sports news from Wales. It has been almost a year since Paul Clement took over as manager of Swansea City AFC, from his predecessor Bob Bradley. Athena Picture Agency were there as the exclusive sports photographers working with the only Premier League Club in Wales, to Read more about A year in the working life of Swansea City AFC manager Paul Clement[…]

Weather pictures always make the news

Man has always been a curious creature, that’s the main reason the news industry operates, to feed that curiosity. More often than not, weather phenomena tend to be on the top of the list of picture editors and news-gatherers alike, but it is rarely an easy task. Whether a photograph can be taken or not, Read more about Weather pictures always make the news[…]

Photographing the First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones

News photography can be very rewarding at times and having to photograph a Head of State -although by no means easy- can be very fulfilling as an experience. Time is at a premium and photographers are rarely allowed more than a few minutes. Throughout my career though I have been given quite a few opportunities Read more about Photographing the First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones[…]

Scarlets and Wales international rugby player Jonathan Davies at the Black Mountains, Wales, UK

There is a certain element of excitement when asked to photograph a sport person for a newspaper but it comes with its own difficulties, one being that of time, or to be precise, the lack of it. This shoot was no different. A rugby player of great importance for both Club and international rugby for Read more about Scarlets and Wales international rugby player Jonathan Davies at the Black Mountains, Wales, UK[…]