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All of my projects span more than one online portfolio; links to the various portfolios in the set are below the representative image. Sizes of the files in megabytes are in parentheses after the links.
The Ghost Light Project
The Ghost Light Project is my effort to photograph the inside of working theatres while the theatre itself is not in use. Often this status is indicated by the presence of a 'ghost light' on the empty stage. This is a joint project with my good friend, Bill Saltzstein.
Bill and I are licensing images from this project for web, publication, and other uses, as well as creating books based on this work. We've created an LLC, Empty Space Images, LLC, to handle the licensing. So far, this arrangement has generated more than $1500 for the theatres we've photographed. Feel free to contact me via email if you see an image you'd like to license an image you see.
So far, Bill and I have photographed 11 theatres, and have more than a dozen on our list to tackle in the future. If you know of a theatre you think we'd be interested in photographing, please send me email.
- Paramount Theatre, Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle (4.7 MB)
- Moore Theatre, Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle (7.1 MB)
- Falls Theatre, ACT Theatre, Seattle (3.2 MB)
- Allen Theatre, ACT Theatre, Seattle (9.8 MB)
- Bullitt Cabaret, ACT Theatre, Seattle (8.3 MB)
- Jones Playhouse, University of Washington (4 MB)
- Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington (8.1 MB)
- Elizabethan Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland (7.1MB)
- New Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland (8.9MB)
- Angus Bowmer Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland (7.8MB)
- Columbia Theatre, Columbia Association for Performing Arts, Longview, WA (7.8MB)
Between 1998 and 2005 I spent a fair amount of time on the Washington and Oregon coast, photographing certain beaches with a 4x5 large format camera.
In late 2005, I bought a Canon EOS 5d. For the first time in years, I started photographing in color. My first efforts were based in the Snoqualmie Valley, where I made a lot of photographs with no particular goal in mind other than to be making photographs.
I've broken down these photos into a set of portfolios, roughly by season.