In June I was asked at the last minute if I could step in and shoot the 3rd year UTAS theatre student plays at the Annex. There where seven 30 minute pieces to be photographed over a week.
The above photo is from the play Objects Written by Howard Barker as directed by Lucy Pullen.
The challenge with shooting theatre stills is how dynamic the lighting can be at any moment. The director works towards the audience and not what a camera needs. Additionally some stages can be bare of all props and backgrounds making the actors and the lighting the only thing that changes. The question is how to keep the images engaging and give a glimpse of a story that is being told.