Photographing the artists of Washington Ensemble Theatre

 

Sexy. Strong. Powerful.

Hannah. Victoria. Franklin.

What else?

Oh yes, she was incredibly intimidating and strangely scary the day I photographed her for her lead roll in “Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys.”  Seriously, nothing and no one prepared me for who – or what – Hannah transforms into once “in clown.”

The warm Seattle afternoon seemed normal and the set perfect for Hannah:  just off the alleyway behind Washington Ensemble Theatre, sun streamed through the buildings and urban garden, back-lighting the actor’s gorgeous blonde hair like an angel.

But then… beers were opened. Cigarettes were lit. The “clown,” Brandy, came out and that city oasis turned eerily beautiful.

 

Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin   Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin   Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin

Hannah Victoria Franklin

 

Published in:

Broadway World: “Washington Ensemble Theatre to Premiere TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS, 5/31-6/24”

 

Go see Hannah Victoria Franklin in “Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys“!

Go see Caroline V. McGraw’s “Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys” directed by Jane Nichols at Washington Ensemble Theatre in Seattle, May 31-June 24, 2013.

Brandy is the city’s most sought-after birthday party clown, and she’s never let her drinking, gambling, and bed-hopping interfere with her work—until now. Her teenage boyfriend won’t stop calling, her clients are getting needy…and the monster under her bed is growing restless. Weaving fantasy, clown, and puppetry with brutal reality, Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys asks…what is the price of growing up?

 

Photography details

Camera:
Nikon D700

Lens [used on set noted with *]:
Nikon AF 50mm 1.4 – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter: 1/160 – ISO: 400

Lighting [used on set noted with *]:
*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 [used on set noted with *]:
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 [used on set noted with *]:
*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