Photos for Hawaii Theatre Youth Ensemble’s “Hamlet”
The Hawaii Theatre’s Youth Ensemble are a talented bunch. I’ve photographed this fantastic group of kids several times and they are always a joy to work with. They bring their best to every performance, no matter how brief (in this case for vignettes for photos) and no matter where we are (in this case at their rehearsal studio).
Traditionally, we’d shoot these promotional photos on the main stage, but it was already occupied by another show so we shot these photos at their rehearsal studio above the historic Indigo restaurant. The wall of mirrors were a challenge, but rather than trying to hide the mirrors, I incorporated them into some of the shots. Including reflections of all sorts gave my photos the dark, ethereal, unexplained quality that parallels certain elements of the show itself.