I’m a photographer, remember – so I’ve taken all the photographs on this site illustrating lighting and sets, and I shoot the performances themselves ( usually at a dress rehearsal ) to build a permanent record. But as well as this, I supply advance press photos to advertise the productions.
Oviously these need to be produced at a fairly early stage – usually before the sets or costumes are available – so I have to try to create the essence of the production under just bare theatre lights. I still want them to look like an actual performance, though …
Here’s Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ – Hell is other people.
‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’. The ex-Fascist police inspector attacks the Maniac in Dario Fo’s political farce
Mrs Bliss, and her sparring children, from Noel Coward’s ‘Hay Fever’
Hysterical nuns see visions in ‘The Gospel according to Lilian’
Drug smugglers in Malaysia await execution in ‘Amongst Barbarians’
Susanna and Rafe, from Tamsin Fraser’s production of ‘The Herbal Bed’
There’s a lot of underlying tension in ‘To The Green Fields Beyond’
‘The Permanent Way’ needed to look like a railway carriage jammed full of commuters.
‘Biloxi Blues’ had young trainee soldiers in WW2 – learning to get on with each other…
‘Underneath The Lintel’ – with Duncan Henderson as the haunted librarian.
Caryl Churchill’s ‘Heart’s Desire’ was about a seriously dysfunctional family …
‘How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found’ – Don’t ask …