Photographing the artists of West of Lenin Theatre
During the last weeks of pre-production, I had the fantastic opportunity to photograph the cast of “Demon Dreams“. My favorite part was to capture the actors in the dressing room as they put on makeup. If you’ve never had the opportunity of being in the room during the moments before a show or shoot, I can only explain the experience as very special. Each individual is looking at themselves in the mirror of who they are at that moment, then mentally, emotionally and literally physically altering themselves into their character. As the team goes through this together in the room, it is a very bonding time and a sense of rapport, trust and family is created. I can not express the honor I feel every time I am allowed into the room during this sacred time.
Ben Jadron assisting me with fill light.
My sweet Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 on the set. It’s my second/behind the scenes camera bag for all my shoots.
Go see Carter Rodriguez, Chris Macdonald, Matt Aguayo, Heather Persinger, Susanna Burney, and Sara Peterson in “Demon Dreams” at West of Lenin
Lens groups: Nikon 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 – Aperture: f/4.0 – Shutter: 1/100 – ISO: 400
Lens portraits: Nikon 50mm 1.4 – Aperture: f/3.2 – Shutter: 1/100 – ISO: 800