Photographing New York Playwright Tommy Smith


A little over ten months ago I photographed Tommy Smith for The Men of “WHITE HOT” series here in Seattle, WA.

This time, I traveled to New York and photographed the playwright in his Brooklyn playground and the subway for his upcoming project with collaborators Reggie Watts and John Osebold called “LOTUS EATERS EP.”

Check out this fantastic new project on Tommy’s blog HERE and grab your tickets for the January 6th, 2013 performance HERE.


Go see Tommy Smith’s “LOTUS EATERS EP” at IRT Theater, January 6 @ 2:00pm & 3:30pm

Catch “LOTUS EATERS EP” at IRT Theater in New York, January 6 @ 2:00pm & 3:30pm.

“A dark and gritty sound piece for four voices, LOTUS EATERS EP features a vocal cast a talented Broadway actors and literary giants, including include Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods), Reed Birney (Blasted, Uncle Vanya, Picnic), Marin Ireland (Nocturne, Blasted), Mary Jane Gibson (The Wife, The Tenant). These voices are underscored by an incredible array of musical innovators, most notably by Smith’s constant collaborator Reggie Watts (IFC’s Comedy BangBang) and Seattle’s John Osebold (“Awesome,” Delaware). Mastered by sonic wizard Michael McQuilken, with visual imagery by Berlin/LA artist Fette Sans.

Go to for full details.


Photography details

Nikon D700

Lens natural light: Nikon 50mm 1.4 – Aperture: f/2.0-2.2 – Shutter: 1/30-60 – ISO: 1600-2500
Lens subway: Nikon 50mm 1.4 – Aperture: f/2.5 – Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 1600
Lens night shot: Nikon 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 – Aperture: f/3.5 – Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 400

All natrual light except last shot in series which had a Nikon SB-800 flash with the Westcott Micro Apollo mounted to a patio chair
Two theatre lights, one on each side illuminating the background

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