I discovered an interesting post on the London Theatre Blog tonight. Theatre Sets is a collection of photographs by Edinburgh based photographer, Ines Gennuso. The series, according to the London Theatre Blog “…focuses on the way artificial light, with its reverberating colours, imbues space with a surreal and atmospheric quality; transforming the ordinary into something bold and dramatic.”
What is novel for me as a designer is that it’s so rare and strangely eerie to see stage sets without actors… without life! Whilst the stage lighting is still present, carving and sculpting the dimensions of the scenery it makes the scenery seem distant and uninhabited… I guess ultimately it shows the sets for what they are without actors: empty, solitary, stationary and lifeless. A reminder perhaps that as designer we and our work are only one small part in the total stage picture.
Pop along and have a look at the images on Gennuso’s website