Amazing visual opportunities unfold during the development of performing arts productions.
These images can be more interesting than opening night.
It's like street photography done backstage.
The rehearsal process is where the performance's creativity is born. There characters, timing, movement and relationships happen.
It is a partnership of the participants - actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, technicians, & musicians.
The imagery of this series is based on that creative energy.
These are not documentaries, instead they are their own work using the participants and events to make evocative 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