Assignment: Create key art for Chicago Opera Theater's production of "Everest".
_______About My Approach: My promotional theater photography is based in portraiture. I've been a performer most of my life-- so as a photographer I like to create unexpected moments through play and experimentation.
_______About the "Everest" shoot: I wanted to create an image that suggested a white out and some kind of physical struggle.
I photographed Aaron as close as possible with a wide angle lens-- showing him in a state of free-fall with a white background-- so that when printed larger than life size-- the ads on train platforms and kiosks would easily steal eyes away from the magical glow of everyone's phone.
The image will be used for print, web, social media, and OOH.
Chris Thoren is very happy with the image-- and I was invited to work together on key art for all Chicago Opera Theater productions for next season.