I met up with the cast of CRAVE which is headed for Edinburgh in August. We did an evening photoshoot on Jesus Green for their show. It is not the happiest of plays, as this excerpt from Camdram shows:
Sat together by chance, four unnamed strangers unearth their darkest moments. In this post-truth world, Kane’s brutal and unadulterated tragedy is defiantly honest. One of Sarah Kane’s final works, CRAVE returns to the festival where it premiered in 1998
We have tried to weave a bit of the story into the photos, and I am experimenting with including more motion in the photos. The editing is intentionally grungy, and I have used a couple of Photoshop textures to enhance the noise in a controlled manner.
You can see a sharp fall-off in image quality after the sun set as the amount of light decreased. We had not planned to be out this late, but the last members of the cast were delayed. We improvised using street lights and mobile phones to light the scenes.
Two of the actors had been at another rehearsal during the evening, but were able to join for the last part of the photoshoot.
You can catch their play at the Edinburgh Fringe 14-26 August 2017.
A – Will Gould
B – Joe Tyler Todd
C – Ellie Gaunt
M – Inge-Vera Lipsius
Director – Myles O’Gorman
Producer – Gaia Fay Lambert
Lighting & Sound Designer – Laura Wells
Publicity Designer – Alex Strouts
Assistant Producer and Stage Manager – Mariella Brown
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth