Last week, I had the honor of photographing a fantastic production of Streetcar Named Desire, which played in Rent Auditorium on the campus of Mississippi University for Women as part of Columbus' Tennessee Williams Tribute.
The show was directed by the incredibly talented Rus Blackwell, who's acting credits include The Curious Case Of Benjamin Buttons, Drop Dead Diva's, Monster, One Tree Hill, Law And Order, and WAY too many more to list on my tiny blog. Check out his IMDB page to see more.
Starring my dear friend and colleague Brook Hanemann as Blance DuBois, Brian Landis Folkins as Stanley Kowalski. Brian is also a photographer, who shoots a lot of music festivals in Colorado...so naturally, I found new friend for life in this cat. Sarah Claire Smith as STELLA!!!! And a host of uber talented actors of screen and stage.
Now, this is the kind of stuff I love to shoot. It is very challenging, and I am forced to use all of the technical photography skills that I have worked so hard all these years to acquire....in order to get images that are usable. I did not want to use a flash, I wanted to use house lights....that so many people spent SO many hours perfecting. So it was more about honoring their efforts than just me not wanting to get a bunch of blown out sunshine-level flash photography. Here is the result. I am pretty pleased. Who knows, maybe a career in theatre photography when my tenure at MUW ends???
No this was not part of Streetcar, just Brian entertaining us between set changes;)