Carrie the Musical

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Check out my photos from Carrie The Musical over on the Cleveland Plain Dealer's website. This ran on the front page, and I'm glad to have been a part of it. 

http://www.cleveland.com/onstage/index.ssf/2014/02/carrie_the_musical_beck_center.html

As always with theatre productions, you never know what's going to happen until you show up. This show in particular was a challenge to shoot: lots of strobes, a large stage with a minimalist set, and lots of quick movements. I've found it's best to stay in the moment and never worry about if you got the shot. Feel the emotions the show wants to evoke, react, anticipate new moments, be ready. Always look to where the actors are going to go, not where they are. Study the plot of the show beforehand if you can. Know that your goal is to create images that keep the suspension of disbelief in place, and transport viewers inside the show. That's my philosophy and frankly I can't see any other way of shooting a production.