I’ve finally managed to get down to have a look at the culmination of my Greenwood project that saw me visiting the Greenwood Theatre in December, January and March to shoot productions of All’s Well That Ends Well, Fame and the Greenwood Dance Show respectively.
I’m now, technically, an exhibited photographer.
If you missed it, the Greenwood project involved me photographing at three shows at the Greenwood Theatre (the manager is a friend of mine… and I admittedly also work for the College that leases it) so they could get a bunch printed and put up in the foyer area, the corridors, and the dressing rooms. Most of those images are now up on the walls (the dressing room ones are on hold pending a refurbishment) and I’ve been down to take a look.
The most interesting thing for me is that they (‘they’ being someone from the marketing department, I believe) have cropped all of the images into portrait to keep the images uniform. It’s a bit weird having someone else do a bit of editing of your images, but honestly, they’ve done a good job, and most of the formerly landscape images look great in portrait. The images have also been stamped with ‘Greenwood Theatre’ and, even nicer, my name.
The feedback so far has been modest, but overall pretty good. I’ve heard a few reports of students pleased at seeing themselves on the walls, and an email got passed to me from the mother of one of the students asking for a digital copy of one of the images, which was great. I’ve also heard unconfirmed reports that one of the groups I photographed for this project are thinking about asking me back for their next show.
Here are the prints waiting to go up in the dressing rooms:
All in all, I’m really pleased with how it’s all turned out. And if you’re interested, here are the twenty images that made the walls, all in their original, un-cropped form.