Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Makeup, Hairspray, Action

On the 3rd of July the students of MasqueradeTheatre Arts held a dress rehearsal for their summer 2015 show including their rendition of Hairspray, We Will Rock You, a medley of Disney characters and Shrek.  I had the pleasure and privilege of photographing these song & dance numbers.  With children ranging in age from around six to sixteen, they performed with skill, charm and energy, led by their inimitable teacher, choreographer and company principal, Cristin Curtin.  She’s a woman I’ve known for many years, seeing her grow her business from a private singing teacher to serious musical theatre director and producer. 

I think it’s apparent how much the children adore performing in the following photographs and I’m so glad I was able to be capture this fabulous performance for posterity.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Hills & Dales of eastern Wales

This summer granted my partner and me a wonderful opportunity for relaxation and refection.  So I spent two of the three weeks of his ‘holibatical’ in Wales and Hereford.  The first cottage in which we stayed was built around 1560.  Yes, that’s a full 200 years before the founding of America.  The little house was quite rustic and located on National Trust land south of Painscastle.

When we arrived at the third cottage, actually in Hereford, I was captured - by the remoteness, the Aga, the agriculture life and the proximity to fantastic sites.  I’m so blessed to have had such a brilliant time.