Category: Theatre

The Face of Comedy

I had a fun time shooting Kat Letwin and other performers last evening at Kat’s Solo Combo comedy show at Comedy Bar here in Toronto. A challenging shoot due to low lighting, but I am happy with a lot of the images.



Nikon D7100, 18-200 Nikkor lens
Shooting at ISO 6400
Post-processing done with Lightroom and Nik Efex

One More from A Christmas Carol

Since this is the final weekend for The Alexander Showcase Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, I thought it was a good time for one more image from that show. It is a challenge to play a character playing another character, but Seth Mukamal (pictured below) who plays Scrooge brings the energy required to pull it off.
One more from The Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Last night I had the pleasure of shooting the last dress rehearsal of The Alexander Showcase Theatre‘s production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Vinnie Sestito. You might not think a radio play would work as a stage production, but you’d be surprised: in addition to performing multiple voice characters, each actor on stage plays the radio actor, creating a play within a play and a story within a story. The result is amazing! The show is playing now at the Paper Mill Theatre in Toronto and is highly recommended!

Christmas Carol Jingle Singers


The Christmas Carol Jingle Singers

Her Own Space

Today’s image was taken in the communal dressing room backstage at the Alexander Showcase Theatre’s production of The Crucible in which I have a role as Willard, the Marshall. (Five more shows to go, there is still time to come see us!) This photograph is an image of the multi-talented Sharon Zehavi, getting into character for her role as Abigail Williams, ringleader of the teenage girls.

The dressing room is small,  cramped and noisy as people get ready for the show, but Sharon is clearly in her own universe as she seemingly allows herself to be consumed by the character of Abigail.  The intensity is incredible. The exposure was 1/30th of a second, but she is so still, so focused, that if I had a tripod the exposure could have been a second or two, and there would still be no blur. Amazing. 



(Yashica Lynx 5000e 35mm rangefinder, 50mm/f1.8 lens, exposure 1/30th of a second @ f1.8 on Tri-X film at E.I. 1000, developed in Diafine 3+3. Post work done using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2,
with additional post done by Sharon.)

A New Favourite Portrait Lens

Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with Michael James. I first met Michael last year when we were both in The Alexander Showcase Theatre’s production of Man of La Mancha. Michael is a fun guy to work with: a great sense of humour, and also a lot of depth and thoughtfulness. My job as a photographer is to capture that, and I’d like to think I did.

85mm Nikon 001

I used the Nikkor 85mm/1.8 lens on my Nikon F2, using Kodak Tri-X film; I can see myself coming back to this combo again, especially for male portraits!

Portrait of a Mad Scientist

I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion how I enjoy shoots where the models are actors. Today’s image features Brandon, whom I had the fun to work with in Young Frankenstein. This image was created to be used in the show, as the basis for a portrait of one of Frederick Frankenstein;s mad scientist ancestors. Brandon did a great job of getting into character immediately, with a perfect expression. 🙂


I’m back!!

Now that the show Young Frankenstein is done, I will have a lot more time for photography! The last few weeks I have had no time for any photography except show-related, digital imagery, but I do have some backstage images I can share. Yes it was a fun show!! 🙂

Having some fun


Firstly, the title of this entry does not refer to a camera!! 🙂

Because of my show involvement I have had next to no time for photography recently, but I did do a promo photo for two very talented ladies (Erin and Mallory) who in addition to being very busy with Young Frankenstein are also putting on a cabaret type show in June. (Highly recommended!!).

The graphic design and post work for this piece was done by the amazing Sharon Zehavi.