This Saturday morning started early as the only free time slot for the Larkum Studio at the ADC Theatre was 9-11am. The goal of the day was to take some profile photos for the Cambridge University American Stage Tour: Taming of the Shrew (CAST webpage). Laura Sedgwick had pre-rigged two spots to the front, and one blue light from the back, as well as a low front spotlight. In addition I brought two flashes, and a shoot-through umbrella. We ended up using all but the last spot light.
Our original idea had been to use a hazer to create a bit of a mist, which together with the low spotlight could look pretty good. Unfortunately the hazer was in use by another group, so we had to make do with a hot water kettle. We did get a bit of steam, but I think the best part of having the kettle was the laughter that it got. It made the whole shoot a bit more fun and playful. Here is a selection of my favourite photos from the shoot. The portraits, which were our main goal, are at the end.
Here are the portrait photos. Click on the thumbnail to start a full screen slideshow.
Katherina – Kate Reid
Petruchio – Toby Marlow
Bianca/Biondello – Julia Kass
Lucentio – Will Bishop
Grumio – Will Peck
Baptista – Sarah Mercer
Gremio/Merchant – Marco Young
Hortensio/Vincentio – Robbie Taylor Hunt
Tranio – Aoife Kennan
Tour Manager – Alex Cartlidge, Laura Sedgwick
Director – Kennedy Bloomer
Assistant Director – Gabbie Bird
Education Officer – Olivia Stamp
Stage Manager – Jossie Evans
Lighting Designer – Johannes Ruckstuhl
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth
Publicity Designer – Hannah Taylor
Steam Wafteur – Will Peck
Designer – Emma Hollows