Certain people seem to be born to be in front of the camera. It has very little to do with conventional “good looks.” I find that a person who photographs beautifully is someone who is able to communicate with the camera with the same ease and focus with which a performer communicates with an audience. It requires a lack of self-consciousness, a lack of ego interestingly enough and a willingness to give oneself over to the project at hand.
I was anxious to see how Bruce Zinger (our photographer) would respond to dancer Jack Rennie in our most recent shoot … Read more
We are preparing to shoot new images for Opera Atelier’s subscription brochure for our 09/10 season. I love the whole process of having to come up with images that somehow encapsulate what the productions are all about. I never feel that the image has necessarily to depict an incident that actually takes place on stage. I seldom even use the real performers-rather I gravitate toward singers and dancers who read particularly well on film and who are able to “perform” in front of the camera as though they are on stage.
I can’t believe I’m writing a blog! Computers do not figure prominently in my personal life and at work I am surrounded by people who kindly maneuver through the intricacies of these machines for me. However, I am rather excited to have the opportunity to keep people apprised of what is happening here at Opera Atelier as we move into the New Year and prepare for our production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea.
I understand that a blog should be something more than a means of advertising our upcoming season – that people may be interested in a … Read more