Amazing visual opportunities unfold during the development of performing arts productions. More interesting than opening night, it's a bit like street photography done backstage.
The rehearsal process is where creativity happens, where characters, timing, movement and relationships are born.
This project is based on the work of actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, technicians, & musicians. Not documentaries, they are their own work using the participants' creative energy to make evocative images. The archeology of theater performances if you will.
The project is ongoing and expanding. Together with PPMtv & the New Hampshire Theater Project, we hope to develop a video documentary based on the images.
I am very grateful for the access to these artists and their patience with my presence.
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams