Leave the old lady alone: Abusing the thespians

Tailored shooting; it’s not a perfect science.

When taking photographs, I try to fashion my style to suit the subject. If I am to shoot a little, rather sweet looking old lady, I would refrain from rushing her and blasting away willy-nilly. Rehearsing drama students, well, they’re an entirely different story. I am not rude, nor abusively intrusive – but I am in their faces. At the end of the day, they’re used to the limelight and the setting has an air of professionalism; there is a job to do and that has to be appreciated by both parties. That said, I am always conscious of the potential “Fuck off!” echoing about the corners on a slight whisper.

The following photos have been taken over a number of years – three to be exact. Split over four different plays, the images have been used to fill pages of programmes, adorn notice boards and promote the good work of Queen Mary’s drama students.

Cameron is my contact  and he is someone I consider to be incredibly hard working and determined. I am always impressed by the productions and it has inspired an interest never before considered at length – going to the theatre. I always thought myself a philistine…perhaps things are looking up.

Welcome to Queen Mary University’s drama team


The Merchant of Venice

Judgement Day

The Dumb Waiter

Comic Potential

Warming up

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