Happy Thursday everyone! I think we’ve survived the late summer heat wave – whew! Can you believe it?! Man, Mother Nature. Give us a break will ya?!
It’s been a busy week. Photographed an amazing wedding (on a boat!) in Newport Beach on Saturday, then, the rehearsals for our friends over at Artists At Play, who are preparing to open up their third mainstage production called “Cowboy vs. Samurai”. The folks over at AAP ALWAYS put on a great production, so I urge you all to go and see this show! More details over at their page (right HERE). And if you already know how great their work is, go straight to their ticket page HERE!
Sunday’s photo shoot was for their archives and marketing purposes, and being good friends with the gang, I was able to incorporate an impromptu studio shoot with them. (Besides, I had all my gear in my car from the wedding the day before!). In between rehearsal sections, I took each of the actors aside to make a portrait of them, in character, with whatever prop they had around that would hint towards their role. This show has some pretty cool set pieces and props, so it made for a cool session.
All photos were taken with my Lastolite EZ-Box, Nikon flashes using CLS, and my 70-200mm lens.
Daniel Vincent Gordh
The cast of “Cowboy vs. Samurai” by Michael Golamco.
A “Friends” moment, along side director Peter Kuo (center).