Photographing the artists of Intiman Theatre

 

You’ve probably seen Katie Benezra‘s work all over town. She is the incredibly talented graphic designer that has created the promotional posters for Washington Ensemble Theatre since 2009 and now currently with Intiman.  The first time I worked with her was for The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls poster. Oh how I totally dug her work! 

This spring I was honored to be invited over to her lovely home.  On arrival, I was greeted by a very friendly and beautiful black Siamese cat that she and her husband, Noah Benezra, recently rescued (“we LOVE her!!”). Big hearts!!!  “Lyra” insisted on being a big part of the shoot, and since I’m a big fan of pets in people portraits, we embraced their newest family member in the shoot.

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra   Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra   Katie Stahnke Benezra
Katie Stahnke Benezra   Katie Stahnke Benezra

Katie Stahnke Benezra

 

Go see Katie’s work at Intiman!

See Katie’s work at Intiman Theatre Festival in Seattle, June 21 to September 15, 2013.

Katie Benezra is a book designer by day, who moonlights as a freelance graphic designer by night. She’s been designing posters for Washington Ensemble Theatre since 2009. Her favorite designs for the Ensemble include The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, The Callers, BedSnake and Babs the Dodo. She is currently working with the Intiman to create a myriad of printed pieces and advertisements for their upcoming Summer Festival. As a book designer, her favorite titles include Star Wars: The Blueprints, Alien Vault, andPuppyhood. A selection of her work can be found at www.katiebenezra.com.

 

Photography details

Camera:
Nikon D700

Lens [used on set noted with *]:
Nikon AF 50mm 1.4 – Aperture: f/4.0 – Shutter: 1/100 – ISO: 640
Nikon 18-70 3.5/4.5g Ed-if Af-s Dx – Aperture: f/4.0 – Shutter: 1/100 – ISO: 640

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