November, 2011 Archives

The November 28, 2011 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS published a glowing review for the musical SPRING AWAKENING, currently playing at the Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre in Winnipeg, Canada. The review included two photos from the shoot on November 23, 2011. The cast of eighteen are Samantha Hill*, Jeremy Walmsley*, Mariam Bernstein*, Arne MacPherson*, Colin Peterson, Connie Manfredi, Aubree Erickson, Aaron Pridham, Julie Lumsden, Shayna Paulicelli, Nyk Bielak, Dan Szymanski, Nelson Bettencourt, Tiera Watts, David Fox, Haley Vincent, Markian Tarasiuk, and Tatiana Carnevale.
(* Appears courtesy of Canadian Actor’s Equity Association).

Had the privilege of shooting production stills for the Winnipeg Studio Theatre musical SPRING AWAKENING this past week. The show runs from November 24 – December 3, 2011. I shot during the dress rehearsal and was “WOW” impressed. I can’t get the songs out of my head … “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah… ” (These are actual lyrics … maybe one of the cast can tell me if I missed a “blah” !!!). But, if I’m mistaken, then so be it…. because “I don’t do sadness…” (LOL… that’s another song from the musical). Click on the link to learn more about the musical and how to get tickets. Thanks to the cast and crew for putting on a great show !! Thanks to my assistant, Andrew… who hid in the grassy knoll as my second shooter.

This Halloween Project was a chance to shoot with a few new models and reconnect with ones that I had worked with before. Initially, the plan was to involve 10-15 models for the shoot, but scheduling issues, elusive costumes, and last minute changes resulted in fewer models than originally thought. In the end, more may have been too many … and these nine models seemed “just right”. Thanks to everyone who put up with the repeated update messages, the costume-status inquiries, and the last minute scheduling craziness !!
The costumes are Lumberjack, Leprechaun, Bride, Emma Frost (X-Men), Nurse, Cleopatra, Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), and Zombie.
The image posted here is “tiny”…. the full resolution JPG is 14758×18448 pixels … I need a faster PC !!! Time for a break before the next EVENT !!! Things can only get better… and BIGGER !!!