One of my favorite parts of my photography work I do here in Atlanta is theater photography. I work with theaters and shoot images for their promotional and archival production photos. I’ve been doing it for a few years now, and it’s just fantastic. I love being a part, in some small way, of getting a play put together. Everyone has their job in the theater, and everyone respects everyone else’s expertise. It’s like a giant living organism that makes art.
I shoot these pictures while the action is happening, and often I’m running around on stage to get the shot while the scene is running. I like to do the shoots “live” like that so that the images feel more real, more like a captured moment. It’s a challenge, and it’s really fun. I’ve gotten to work with some amazingly talented people over the years doing this, and I always look forward to the next play I get to photograph. Enjoy!