Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Advertising / Music

Sleeping Beauty - Scottish Ballet.

  • Photographer
    Gavin Smart
  • Agency / Studio
    Scottish Ballet
  • Photo Date
    20th May 2021

The talented dancer Alice Kawalek poses as Princess Aurora from Tchaikovsky's famous ballet, in a promotional shoot for Scottish Ballet and Diageo. The image was shot on location at the idylic Royal Lochnagar Distillery in the north of Scotland. Celebrating the upcoming auction of a limited edition whisky cask which has lain sleeping in the cellars for almost 25 years, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Scottish Ballet endownment fund, helping to secure a resilient future for this wonderful international dance company.

Gavin is an award-winning freelance photographer, currently working on a major long-ter commission for The Royal Opera House and The Royal Ballet in London's Covent Garden. He originally trained as a classical and jazz musician at London’s Guildhall School of Music, before moving to Paris as an artisan baker. His photographic work is as diverse as his background, telling thought-provoking stories through creative imagery. He draws particular inspiration from the art, design and photography that he was exposed to during his time in Paris.