It has been a while since I last made an entry, but my work continues. Last week, I attended an event co-hosted by Safer by Sound and Building Bridges in a venue called Santosa;
…A Yoga Studio incorporating a vegan/veggie cafe and Scotland’s widest range of ethically sourced, fairly traded products.
It was an enjoyable evening incorporating music, poetry, belly dancing and talks in which we learnt about the experience of the son of a Polish family growing-up in Scotland and the son of the first Seikh bus conductor in Edinburgh.
Whilst there, I spoke with a local actor who has written a play called Ladies Day Out. During this conversation, he asked me to take some photographs of the production – which I have done…
As an explainer, the play is a comedy about a couple celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary at a horse race. Hoping that it would be a private celebration, they discover that they are sharing the day with a group of female plumbers enjoying a works day-out. I’m not a theatrical critic, but I can say that this play was a pleasure to watch.
Although I have limited experience in theatrical photography, especially during a “live” show, I endeavoured to capture a series of images. Approaching the production in a manner similar to previous events I have attended, the writer described the images I provided as “fantastic”.
Naturally, I am happy with this feedback. However, as with everything, each experience we have should be an experience we learn from.