The New Vintage Ensemble’s winter production of “Hamlet” is fast approaching, and it’s been announced that they will be holding it at the amazing Scranton Cultural Center. But amid an increasingly hectic rehearsal schedule, the cast took a few minutes out for another photoshoot with me.
We began our session with a group photo, which is a combination of promotional cast shot and a holiday greeting. Conor is back in the center chair in his role as Hamlet, with the rest of the cast around him. I’m not sure if the “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” concept at top was planned from the start, or if it was a spur-of-the-moment idea, but either way I absolutely love it! “Hamlet” is a pretty serious story and there’s plenty of evil to go around, so the juxtaposition of the cast’s seeming innocence versus Conor’s nonchalance in the middle of it all is just amazing.
After the group photos, the cast began their nightly briefing session and I changed my setup for some headshots. Everyone cycled through in the span of about fifteen minutes – I made the headshots short and painless, and am very pleased with how they came out:
As with the first batch of promotional photography, we knew starting out that everything would be processed in black & white. It’s vital to know this ahead of time, so you can focus on tonalities instead of colors. You’d never know that the backdrop wall in the headshots is actually a lovely blue that translated very well as a neutral gray.
The next time I see this cast, they’ll be on stage. After almost three months of rehearsals, I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with. Break a leg guys!
Alright, playing catch-up here, but that’s okay because these images are too cool not to share, and the point behind them is still relevant.
These ladies are the creative genius behind NEPA BlogCon, which may be the biggest blogging event to hit Northeast Pennsylvania in…well, ever. BlogCon will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke. Check out their website for all the details, but suffice to say it’s going to be huge. And awesome. Just like they are.Read More...
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Anne and Joe Boyle! I’m so happy that I was able to join the family and help you celebrate such a milestone. Here’s to another 50 years!
And really that’s how it all started – the annual bar-b-que at a friend’s house, burgers on the grill, lounge chairs on the lawn, and ice cream for dessert. It sounds like the perfect way to spend a sunny, summer afternoon. And it was. So where’s the mayhem?