The Drowning Girls

Shooting production stills for theatre is quite similar to photographing concerts. You're dealing with all kinds of unique lighting situations and only have one chance to capture key moments as the show progresses. I've been working with the University theatre department for a few years now, and there is no shortage of amazing work coming from their directors and students. The latest mainstage production of The Drowning Girls was no exception. After shooting the dress rehearsal I arranged a few quick portraits of the actors in a 12x8 pool and shot from directly above them. Here's two of the images:

Actor: Shelby Wilson

Actor: Shelby Wilson

Actor: Shelby Wilson

Actor: Shelby Wilson

The Drowning Girls -
"Gasping up from underwater, three drowned brides are resurrected to piece together how a real life wife-killer duped them all. Originally written in 1999 for Edmonton Fringe by two U of A students and their professor, The Drowning Girls is based on the true story of the murderous George Joseph Smith who was hanged in 1915 for drowning three of his wives." - uleth.ca