I sneaked shots of the Fureys' concert before being approached at the interval by theatre management and reminded of their policy on cameras. Oh! well at least I got these shots.
These samples are from the Circus of Horrors, with thanks to the management of the Mansfield Palace Theatre and the Circus of Horrors cast for letting me photograph the program. If you ever wish to treat yourself this is the show to do it with. It's like the Rocky Horror show during a psychotic episode. The pre build up throbs of menace with a humorous undercurrent, the macabre wit leads to nervous laughter and the pounding music retains that sense of drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is a good mixture of laughter, adult humour, mystique, circus acts and magic with an all star cast of miracle workers providing a brilliant spectacle, a show of jocular malevolence, if I could write that's how I would describe it. But don't take my word for it go see for yourselves.
It is a challenge to photograph, I obviously could not use flash and had to make do with existing lighting from the show. The movement caused focusing problems so I was quite pleased with the results. Some of the 300 images I took are now being used by the Company on social networking sites.
CIRCUS OF HORRORS 2016
I am up loading samples from the Nottingham show on the 8th Jan, I hope those I offered to email pics to will leave their email address for me. I will do the down loading in stages due to the time it takes to optimise the high res images.
ARNOLD FESTIVAL NOTTINGHAM
Samples from the summer festival on Arnot Hill Park, Arnold. From two local dance schools.
I had the privilege of hearing Emily play and sing some of her own work and covers, her voice lends an emotional ambience to her vocal range whilst accompanying herself on guitar and mouthorgan. She has charisma and confidence to perform and interact with her audience. I was pleased to be able to photograph and study her character in performance. You can see Emily play not on a Pink Floyd album but on You Tube you won't regret the experience.
JOSEPH'S TECHNICOLOUR DREAM COAT. Samples from the show at the Theatre Royal Nottingham
This was a difficult challenge, the ambient lighting was all I could use and the nearest to the ring I could get was about 50 yards away and quite high up. I had to use continuous frame and automatic focus. The speed of the action meant me following the movement with my camera to try and slow down some of the movements. Because of the circumstances and the high speed I was having to shoot at meant that there was a lot of grain which I had to try and edit out and improve on on the computer.