A Photographer's Lightbox

Cary Ballet Company

Prelude to Winter

“Nutcracker” Rehearsal – Cary Ballet Conservatory – 2010


Encore La Vie En Rose

Didn’t know I had this until I worked the edit

Cary Ballet Rehearsal of Bonjour le Monde! Choreographer Maria Konrad Dancer Sarah Lehtinen

A J Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh,North Carolina – 28 May 2022


La Vie En Rose

At curtain, Edith Piaf’s voice and this magic turned me to mush.

Later, I talked story with Choreographer Maria Konrad and told her how perfect it was.

Dancer Sarah Lehtinen

Cary Ballet Rehearsal of Bonjour le Monde!

A J Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh,North Carolina – 28 May 2022


If Caravaggio Had A Camera

Dancers Harris Yesenik and Aubri Parker – 28 May 2022

Cary Ballet Rehearsal at A J Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh,North Carolina


Catharsis

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

ADC Preview – Cary Arts Center 15 December 2021


Allegory For 2022

We think it’s okay but be careful!

Cary Ballet Company “The Nutcracker” 19 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center


Before Curtain

And I had second thoughts – She’ll probably want to shoot me for this – I plead the 5th of Parenthood

Setting up in rear of theater to photograph the Sunday Matinee, I saw her on stage, before call

I hollered and she knew who it was – and all my lame jokes.

Cary Ballet Company – 17 Dec 2013 & 19 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center


When It All Works

Cary Ballet Company Rehearsal of “The Nutcracker” 15 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center


Magic Man

Herr Drosslemeyer exterminates the Stahlbaum residence

Cary Ballet Company Rehearsal of “The Nutcracker” 14 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center


The Elegant Mrs. Stahlbaum

“Fashion changes, but style endures.” – Coco Chanel

aka Dancer Maddy McGee

Cary Ballet Company Rehearsal of “The Nutcracker” 15 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center


Merry Mea Culpa!

Yep, my fault. I advertised 2021 “Nutcracker” Online Galleries by Christmas Eve. Barely got three performances done and two more on Christmas day. Just finished & posted the Thursday Dress Rehearsal. And it FINALLY hit me why it was taking so long! Supply Chain issues – I’d made the galleries almost triple the size of previous years because of pent up demand! The demand was mine in wanting to make meaningful, mask-less photographs of every single dancer.

Some images in this Thursday Rehearsal Gallery I made differently due to a middle of the night idea. And I think they tell the story of the determination and hard work that makes on stage magic.

Tomorrow morning, I’m doing what I’d planned to do today which is setup in studio for afternoon sessions. Pretty sure I’ll have the Wed. & Tues. Rehearsals done by end of day, Tues., the 28th. And I’ll need to think about how to fix my Supply Chain. Because the demand is still there. And I extended the 10% Coupon until Jan. 5th – Mea Culpa.

“Fritz” – with trouble ahead & trouble behind

Cary Ballet Company Rehearsal of “The Nutcracker” 17 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center


Snow

Cary Ballet Company Performance of “The Nutcracker”

6 PM, 19 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center