They say you have to specialize in one specific thing to be a successful photographer, but one of the things I love about what I do is the variety in my work. One day it’s a bar mitzvah or a wedding in Manhattan, the next day I’m shooting family portraits in New Jersey or, in this case, driving to Southampton Long Island to shoot a promo for a theatre company.
On July 16, 2016, Purpled Pheasant Productions will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged”, written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, and directed by Craig J. George, at the Southampton Cultural Center in Southampton, New York. They needed some cool, creative photography to help promote the production, and thanks to Joseph Spiteri, I got the call.
Founding members Ian Harkins, Rafe Terrizzi, and Kimberly Eaton wanted imagery that represented Southampton and the Southampton Cultural Center, so we took photos of the cast in the theatre, at The World War Memorial across the street in Agawam Park, and at the beach during sunset. Important to them was keeping the ensemble vibe and the over-the-top fun of the cast. Obviously cast members Ian Harkins, Rafe Terrizzi and Shannon Harris delivered that in spades as they held poses from scenes of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. To name a few.
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