I have developed a habit of saying ‘Yes’ to every job that comes my way. I think it’s the eternal fear you have as a freelancer.
Day 3 – 18th April 2013 Day 3 of Transform and a few new shows to photograph.
Day 2 – Wednesday 17th April 2013
Yesterday saw the first dress run for The Faction’s Rep season at the New Diorama Theatre.
2013 is underway and it’s back to work. My first job of the year was the Dress Run for The English premiere of Somersaults by Ian Finlay Macleod.
On Friday I went to the Rag Factory to do some publicity shots for Good Morning, Alamo! which is a new play written and directed by Mark Giesser. It was one of those jobs that came about because of a conversation i had with a director earlier in the year. Whilst doing portraits for the Sky [...]
I was asked along to the Dress for But i cd only Whisper to take some production stills. It was in The Arcola studio 2.
Sunday night was another chance to indulge in the regular scratch evening ‘Scratch My City’ which is produced by Forward Theatre Company. I have photographed a few of these evenings now and have to say this was definitely one of my favourites.
Today i went to photograph the West End opening of Dora The Explorer Live as it transfers for a run at the Apollo Theatre. The show takes Dora’s adventures to the stage and promises a sing and dance along for the kids. There were a few familiar faces present. Dora created a stir out on [...]
Janet came to me after seeing some Headshots of a member of her agency. I had also by chance recently photographed her in a show at The New Diorama. Janet said she wasnt looking forward to having to update her headshots and usually felt uncomfortable during the process. It took a little while for us [...]
I had my first job at the Arcola Theatre yesterday, it was the first time I have visited the Arcola. Whilst the main theatre is under renovation all shows are happening in the temporary Theatre Tent. It was a great temporary venue. I was there to photograph the dress run of the UK Premiere of [...]
Forward Theatre Project’s Scratch My City returned for another evening of new writing recently at The Soho Theatre. This time there were four short plays, inspired by four rather odd puppets created by Annie Brooks. Four writers were given two weeks to respond to a puppet. What happens when puppet characters are made human? The [...]
Yesterday I went along to a rehearsal for a new production – The Sluts of Sutton Drive by Joshua Conkel which will have its world premiere at The Finborough Theatre. We started the morning taken some set ups (which i will share soon) and then I photographed parts of the rehearsal. The cast and creative [...]
I got a last minute call on Saturday asking if I was around to photograph Rogues’ Gallery Theatre do their thing in their show The Folk Contraption. Fortunately for me I was. I made a dash for the Southbank with a few minutes to spare. It was the perfect sunny Saturday afternoon show full of [...]
RashDash performed a scratch during the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Transform Festival. It was a small showcase of work from their upcoming show The Ugly Sisters. Accompanied by Not Now Bernard they delighted the audience with a selection of songs and small snippets of dialogue. Having photographed RashDash for the past 3 years I was delighted [...]
You the Player was created by Look Left Look Right as part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Transform Festival 2012. It was an interactive adventure , inviting the audience to explore corridors and unknown spaces throughout the West Yorkshire Playhouse for one-on-one encounters and daring scenarios. The audience were asked to make choices, solve clues [...]
On Wednesday i photographed the Dress Rehearsal of Waxing Theatre’s new show Tangent at the New Diorama Theatre. It is a show full of imaginative imagery and a dynamic set. The show tells the story of two 15 year olds, both with an exam to pass. One, a girl at a failing school who wants [...]
Yesterday was my second visit to The Salisbury playhouse for work. I was there to photograph a show called Up Down Boy by Sue Shields. The play was inspired by the extraordinary life of a boy with Down’s Syndrome, and his mother’s humorous and idiosyncratic perspective on bringing him up. The central character of the [...]
I got a good dose of one of my favourtie Theatre companies today who i have photographed for the past 3 years. I sat in on the rehearsal for their latest show The Ugly Sisters and took some photos of the development so far. They are collaborating again this year with Not Now Bernard, the [...]
I photographed a show today by The Paper birds. It was so uplifting and enjoyable to watch, the majority of the cast were made up of older ladies who were full of energy and enthusiasm. About the Show (WYP Website) Leeds based, The Paper Birds have been working with members of Heydays, West Yorkshire Playhouse’s [...]
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 [...]
Tonight I got to photograph the wonderful Little Bulb Theatre company who were performing in the Cafe Bar of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Little Bulb continue to explore their fusion of Orpheus in the underworld, with the 1930s Parisian Gypsy Jazz scene. Expect hot club music, cheeky theatrics and a certain mustachioed guitarist. Little Bulb [...]
Today I started my weekend job photographing the dress rehearsal of 9 – a new production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Created exclusively as part of Transform, this very special collaboration with Chris Goode & Company features nine ordinary people taking an extraordinary leap into the unknown. The process began with an open call-out for [...]