Nothing and Everything: Improvised Anton Chekhov Promotional Photography

November 19th, 2014

Nothing and Everything poster for The Hideout Theatre Anton Chekhov show

I am the director of this fine fine show called Nothing and Everything: Improvised Anton Chekhov Plays. I’m over-the-moon with the response and praise we’ve received after two weekends of shows. Most impressively, however, is the level of love and dedication the cast has given. I’ve talked a lot about this show on Facebook, but I wanted to take some time to say more about it and share some of the wonderful photography that’s come out of it. I can call my own photography wonderful, right?

There’s only five more shows left. You can get information about tickets at The Hideout Theatre’s website

Some of the promotional photography from our sessions at the beautiful Elisabet Ney Museum estate located in Hyde Park, Austin TX.

Peter Rogers, cast member of Nothing and Everything
Megan Sherrod, cast member of Nothing and Everything
Jordan T Maxwell, Cat Drago, and Peter Rogers of the NAE cast
Kaci Beeler, Courtney Hopkin, and Megan Sherrod. Cast members of the Chekhov inspired, Nothing and Everything improv show

Photography for F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! at The Hideout Theatre

April 18th, 2014

Courtney Hopkin in F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! at The Hideout Theatre

Curist Luciani as F. Scott  in F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! at The Hideout Theatre

Michael Jastroch in F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! at The Hideout Theatre

Jericho Thorp in F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! at The Hideout Theatre

Kaci Beeler as Zelda Fitzgerald in F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! at The Hideout Theatre

Valerie Ward in F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! at The Hideout Theatre

The Hideout Theatre in Austin, TX has become one of my most creative outlet in the realm of photography. I’m often doing exciting work for them that I  feel like sharing. Kaci Beeler and Curtis Luciani asked me to photograph promotional head shots for their upcoming production. It’s called  F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Save The World! and it’s a grotesque, improvised comedy show starring sensationalized versions of 1920’s luminaries. It features some of the funniest improvisers in Austin, including: Valerie Ward, Courtney Hopkin, Michael Jastroch, and Jericho Thorp.

I took the photos and Kaci did some brilliant editing. Observe the fruits of our labor and go see the show! It only runs two weekends.

The Top Ten Most Hipster Things in 2014

April 16th, 2014
  1. Fun
  2. “Hangin’ “
  3. Weddings
  4. Babies
  5. Parents
  6. Cars
  7. Florida
  8. Oxygen
  9. Shelter
  10. College

I hope if / when I have kids, they will feel no shame for the things in life that excite them.

Edward Gorey Inspired Portraits

February 2nd, 2014

Black and White photograph of improvisers dressed as Edward Gorey charactersBlack and White photograph of improvisers dressed as Edward Gorey charactersBlack and White photograph of improvisers dressed as Edward Gorey charactersBlack and White photograph of improvisers dressed as Edward Gorey characters

In November & December of 2013, The Hideout Theatre put up a production entitled  A Bedtime Gorey,  improvised bedtime stories inspired by the works of macabre illustrator, Edward Gorey. I was struck by the set design, costuming, and makeup of the improvisers so I decided to setup a few lights and capture it.