I had the pleasure of photographing Curious Directive yesterday as part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s TRANSFORM 12 festival. The show ‘In the image of you’ was a visual treat, I love photographing theatre that uses projections and lighting in such a creative and well executed way. Add on top the interesting subject matter and a lovely cast and creative and it made for a really enjoyable job.
About the show (From the WYP Website)
In the Image of You is a development laboratory project with curious directive and the Playhouse as part of our new work
development programme, Furnace. It explores the fabric of the human body: DNA.
1952 Travelling between London, Paris and Lebanon,we follow Rosalind Franklin, the true character behind the discovery of the structure of DNA.
2012 Sally was a student of maverick geneticist, Douglas Larkin. Torn between a high paying job in biotechnology and the institution that shaped her, she speaks at a funeral paying tribute to her inspirational teacher.
The secret of life, our genetic code, is over 4 billion years old. The key to its discovery was unravelled not by Crick and Watson, but by one extraordinary woman on a rainy afternoon.
Here are a selection of my favourite images