Wow! Second blog post within a month. It's been a while since i managed that!!
The last few weeks have seen me once again out shooting for Theater Oberhausen. This time has been a little different to the usual production shoots though!
I've been working with the theater to produce the photography for the 2018/19 program. This involved photographing all of the actors and actresses contracted to the theater.
The theme of this years program was to photograph the actors doing jobs that are usually done at night. So, the shoots, of course, took place at night too - with the exception of a couple in the early evening, and a few far too early in the morning!
Together with the theaters' head of marketing and PR, Franca Lohmann, we shot 19 separate shoots, including a rather challenging team photo involving all the stage engineers too!
The theaters cast were given the opportunity to decide on what kind of 'job' they'd like to be taking on. The first assumption many would have was that we'd be spending our evenings shooting at petrol stations or fast food restaurants; that couldn't have been further from the truth!
Ok, so not every shoot was as wacky as this one. But a funeral parlour really was an unusual place to be shooting!
We also shot actors in some less high-brow occupations: a dj, market trader and a forest ranger (i got eaten alive by mosquitoes on that one!).
The actors were photographed performing their chosen jobs, and then a portrait in the same environment was made. After each shoot, we mirrored the first images using the actual person that does the job.
The new program is released in the middle of June, after which, there'll be some posts going into more detail about each particular shot - especially that team photo!
A great project to work on, with some wonderful people. And all of the people we met along the way that welcomed us into their workplaces were fantastic!
I can't wait to share more after the release of the program!
Until then! Thanks for reading!