Tomorrow afternoon, I have a really cool shoot with a small, independent opera company in Toronto. Loose TEA Music Theatre company is mounting a short run of Bizet’s La Tragédie de Carmen. This version is set in New York City in the 1920s where our heroine is a burlesque dancer. With post-WWI America as the backdrop, this production is bound to be an amazing show.
I jumped at the opportunity to shoot this production because it combines my passions with my focus and lands squarely in the convergence point of the kind of work I love to do: portrait, promo, and working with diverse, creative people.
The company’s founder and the director of the show described what she was looking for, I told her what I had been thinking, and we collaborated on the concept for the shoot. Following this, I put together a mood board for the shoot and sent it to her for approval.