Photographing the artists of Seattle Public Theater: 3 of 6

 

She is at home sitting in trees full of cherry blossoms. Whimsical and fun, adventurous and beautiful.

Photographing “The Language Archive” director Shana Bestock was so much fun I felt like I was back in time with my favorite childhood friend, climbing trees and planning out the dream tree fort.  The moments in life we treasure and never lose.

Once back on solid ground, we ran into Seattle Public Theater where her stage was in full rehearsal with enthusiastic teens working on their own summer production. She laughs, smiles and takes time for every one of them and refers to them as “my kids”.  I like that. I like how involved and passionate she is about her community. I like that I had the privilege to photograph her at such a beautiful time in life.

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater   Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

Shana Bestock director of "The Language Archive" for Seattle Public Theater

 

 

Go see Shana Bestock’s play “The Language Archive”!

Go see Julia Cho‘s “The Language Archive” directed by Shana Bestock at Seattle Public Theater in Seattle, May 16th – June 9th, 2013.

 

Photography details

Camera:
Nikon D700

Lens:
Nikon AF 50mm 1.4 – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter: 1/160 – ISO: 400

Lighting:
Natural Light outdoors
Westcott Micro Apollo 2200
Paul C. Buff White Lightning X1600
Paul C. Buff 86″ Silver PLM™ parabolic umbrella
Westcott 1895 72 x 72 Inch Large Scrim Jim Kit
Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector

Bags:
Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager Rolling Camera Case
Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag
Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Slight
Think Tank Photo Airport AirStream Rolling Camera Bag
Think Tank Photo Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)
Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate)
Think Tank Photo Travel Pouch—Large
Think Tank Photo AA Battery Holder

Camera Straps:
BlackRapid Floral Woman’s Strap (RS-W1F) (Black)
BlackRapid RS-W1 Plain Black Woman’s Strap (RS-W1B) (Black)
BlackRapid RS-W1 Women’s Limited Edition WHITE Ballistic Nylon Camera Strap
Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap (Black)

Tripod:
3 Legged Thing “EDDIE” Carbon Fiber Tripod System with AirHed 2 Ballhead

Accessories:
Nice Industries Glow Blower

Nasty Clamp