Elephant’s Graveyard – Actors Headshots
I photographed the actors headshots for the New Venture Theatre’s up coming production of ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’ in my studio recently. The director, David Eaton, wanted a uniformed look, so I kept it simple and shoot with one look and set-up in the studio. I used one light on the backdrop and 2 large soft boxes firing at each other with the fall off hitting the actors face. Shooting at f8. As there are 13 cast members in this production, getting them together for a shoot was going to be difficult – so I photographed them before a rehearsal. Time was a constraint, which meant no time to spend with each actor, so there was an added bonus of needing to connect quickly with them.
It is the story of a tiny town in Tennessee 1916, it will experience the greatest show on Earth. Combining historical fact and legend, this poignant and revealing play sheds a harsh spotlight on mankind’s lust for spectacle, violence and revenge. This is David Eaton’s directorial debut.
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