Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I love doing photo shoots with actors, b/c they are generally ready for anything!  Need me to take off my clothes ?  No, please not here in public.  I don't want to have to bail you out of jail.  This goes out to one special actor and model and he knows who he is.   Or like this past Sunday, Bess Welden (one of Portland's finest actors, playwrights, directors) telling me she was fine with getting into the icy waters at Jewel Falls.  But before we went to do the outside shots, she brought along a few props that would look good in closeup shots.  But where to shoot in my house?  Too much art on most of the walls, except for the stairs going up to the 2nd floor.   By this time, our two mini Schnauzers - Mica (black) and Tucker (gray) - were beginning to get very interested and I had to take this shot.

Which makes me wonder how effective they'd be at really protecting the house.  Sure, they'll bark and sing the song of their people - Schnauzer yodels - if you click here at :36, it sounds like our guys.

The show is Legbala is a River - a one woman show centered on the wife of a doctor who goes to Africa to treat Ebloa patients.  It will run at Mayo Street Arts Center from June 8th to the 17th.  If you live in the Portland Maine area, you really should go see it.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Shooting Future Stars

There's a new theatre company here in Portland, Maine - Theatre Ensemble of Color - or TEoC, the brain child of Rene Johnson, a wonderful actor and stage manager.  I offered to shoot one of their workshop meetings back in March when it was still winter at Mayo Street Arts Center.  Now the snow is just about all gone and it was all of 65 degrees yesterday - yes I saw people in shorts, ah Maine!  Here's a couple of photos from that shoot.

Rene (right) warms up members of TEoC with some ballet exercises.

Mother and daughter dance duet

Not sure who this was, but I loved the silhouette in front of the stained glass window.

The other thing which might make you a future star in the photo world is to get some photos in a major magazine.  But how does one do that?  The always excellent site run by Rob Haggart has a great article about a guy who did some strategic planning before coming to NYC to pitch editors on his work.  A great read - HERE.

I can see the buds on the lilac bush in my backyard.  I'm very excited!