*This blog was originally posted in May 2014. On February 5, 2015, our community was hit with the news of Adam Carter’s passing. If I even had words to describe what a loss this is, I couldn’t manage to string them together in an accurate way. The photo shoot covered in this post was the most fun I’ve ever had with my camera. I’ve seen these images posted everywhere in tribute and one of them remains his profile picture. I smile, I cry, because they are a cherished memory: my friend and I, goofing off, taking photographs. -Katherine Nofs I first met Adam F. Carter as we were waiting to audition for “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at the Whole Art Theatre back in 2003. He quietly, politely introduced himself and shook my hand. But when his name was called, Adam strolled out onto the stage and owned it with an enormous presence that seeped from every molecule. Not exaggerating. In fact, those who have seen him perform would say I’m understating. This is one of many reasons why “Cabaret” at Farmers Alley Theatre is a must see. Adam will be making his own the role of the Emcee. It was my pleasure to photograph him for promotion of the show. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.farmersalleytheatre.com.
Director David Alpert and the wonderful folks at Farmers Alley Theatre allowed me to try my hand at a magazine cover style group portrait. This may have been my favorite shoot to date as I paid tribute to a certain favorite photographer of mine (first name: Annie).
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE will run February 6th through the 22nd at Farmers Alley Theatre.
Having a sweet Sigma 35mm f/1.4 in your camera bag to play with is reason enough for an impromptu photo shoot. Alex Shier back on the music scene after a medical leave of absence is even better! Blank basement walls, mountains of old music equipment, 2 clamp lights, some tin foil, and this is the end product.
If you get a chance to see this kid, don’t miss it. Big things ahead for sure! Keep up to date on all things Alex at: http://www.alexshiermusic.com/
All images copyright 2014 Video D’Amour, LLC and VDAfilms
All photos shot on Canon 5D Mark III w Sigma 35mm lens