Curtain to curtain coverage
Performances share many traits with other areas of my photography experience.
- The athleticism of dance.
- Rehearsed dramas and musical shows share elements with weddings and events.
- Telling stories and composing images that document the hard work of everyone involved draws heavily on my journalism experience.
- Building communities of participants and spectators with photos parallels my work in education and food.
Many stage performances push the limits of photographic technology with low lighting, but professional digital cameras have advanced far beyond film. For those venues with extremely low light, often found in schools, I can light most stages with professional strobes to freeze motion and produce exponentially more quality images.
The examples below are all available light. Examples of lit stages will be uploaded soon.
Annual performances by the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Academy in Columbia County, New York
MFA SHOWCASE in NYC
Performances in a New York City club to give new graduates exposure to professional audiences.
NOHO CLUB performance
Extremely low light sometimes lends itself better to black and white photography