Photographic opportunities abound during performing arts rehearsals. More interesting than opening night, they are a bit like street photography done backstage. The rehearsal process is where creativity happens, where characters, timing and relationships are born.
This project is based on the work of actors, singers, dancers, directors, technicians & musicians. Not documentaries, these are their own work using the participants' creative energy. The goal is to make evocative images. It's a bit like the archeology of theater performances with the past informing the future.
The project is ongoing and expanding. Together with PPMtv & the New Hampshire Theater Project, we also hope to separately 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