Cannot thank you enough for today. The shots are wonderful!
Andy Massingham, Ottawa director, actor


Taking photographs of theatrical productions is surprisingly challenging. Usually done in a tight time frame, working with sets, costumes and lighting that aren't necessarily complete, it can be difficult to make photographs that either enticingly sell, or faithfully document, the show in question.

Theatre photography generally takes two forms: Promotional photography, where the photographs are made in advance of the production for publicity purposes, and Archival photography, where photographs are made during the run of the show to document what it actually looked like.

Promotional photography tends to create photographs which capture the look and feel of the show, and are not necessarily 100% accurate to actual presentation. These photographs are meant to encourage a feeling, and make people want to go see the show. Archival photography needs to be a bit stricter in terms of what is captured, as the photographs can be used for grant applications or reports.

The Walk, Ottawa Fringe Festival (2011)

Mary Magdalene, Evolution Theatre (2012)

Bread (2012)

Speed-the-plow, Plosive Productions (2011)

Fly Me To The Moon, GCTC (2012)

The Final Twist, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

The Brad MacNeil (2012)

Shadows, Queen Mab/Parry Riposte (2010)

East of Berlin, GCTC (2012)

The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Noises Off, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Christopher Durang one-acts, Algonquin Theatre (2012)

The Film Noire, Algonquin College (2012)

The Secret Mask, GCTC (2012)

Strawberries in January, GCTC (2011)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

That Summer, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

The Crucible, CCLA/GCTC (2011)

Vimy, GCTC/NAC (2010)

Zastrozzi, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Ottawa Stilt Union, Rideau Awards (2011)

Snapshot, Gruppo Rubato (2012)

This is a Recording, Ditto Productions (2009)

Airport Security, Gruppo Rubato (2010)

Ottawa Theatre Challenge (2011)

The Fireweavers, Lumiere Festival (2012)

Hamlet, Ottawa Shakespeare Company (2011)

La Boheme, Opera Lyra (2012)

Stones in his Pockets, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

Blue Box, nightswimming theatre (2012)

A Midwinter's Dream Tale, Company of Fools (2011)

We Want Life!, Ottawa Theatre School (2012)

Circle Mirror Transformation, GCTC (2012)

Extremely Short Play Festival, New Theatre of Ottawa (2012)

Roller Derby Saved My Soul (2011)

The Suicide, OTS (2012)

Antony and Cleopatra, Company of Fools (2011)

His Girl Friday, CCLA/GCTC (2012)

November, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

How It Works, Plosive Productions (2012)

Cyrano de Bergerac, Plosive Productions (2012)

The Curse of the Pekinese Peregrine, Eddie May Murder Mysteries (2012)

Ridergirl (2012)

The Shadow Cutter, GCTC (2011)

Under Milkwood, OTS (2011)

Little Martyrs, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Live From the Belly of a Whale, Micasa Theatre (2011)