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...
An exciting year for Athena Picture Agency, our 2017 highlights
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Behind the scenes of “We’Re Still Here” by the National Theatre Wales
Although I mostly cover news and PR, I am in love with performance photography, be it theatre or live gigs, I have done quite a few. Starting in May 2017, and during five days, four of which in mid-September, I had the great privilege in documenting production behind the scenes of We’Re Still Here, a...
Behind the scenes, Wilfried Bony signs contract with Swansea City FC, 31 August 2017
When Wilfried Bony arrived at the Fairwood Training Ground he was beaming, all smiles, and gave all people present the friendliest handshake. You could tell he was returning back to where it all started for him, after all, his Premier League debut was with Swansea City in 2013. Football medicals are not easy or quick...