This past August I had the opportunity to work with Sheyenne Brown, an up and coming actor and performance artist, for a spread for Middlebury Magazine. Sheyenne was developing a piece called, Shower Me, based on the guests attending a baby shower. The assignment was a challenge and a blast.
A challenge because no theater spaces were available on site (Columbia University) so we built our own in a small seminar room. I have some BTS photos in a previous blog post, All the World’s a Stage. I went with my LED lights for this, 3 – 1×1’s and 2 3.5″ fresnels, so that I would be able to see the light as I shot. It also worked out perfectly because it kept the temperature in the room down, kept the kit cable free (the 1×1’s ran off of batteries,) and helped facilitate Sheyenne’s performance (no constant flashes going off.)
The assignment was a blast because it was such fun to work with Sheyenne. She jumped right into character and was a trooper, willing to run through each character’s vignette twice.