I know it’s still a month away, but I’m the kind of person that can listen to a Christmas song in June … which I did last night by the way, so it’s time to get up and out your “Fourth of July Hats”.
What? You don’t have one? Show that Red White and Blue!
Like the other “one day holidays”, the Fourth of July seems to stop time and helps us remember what is most important in our lives.
One of my favorite parts of the day is the Children’s Parade in Norwood MA. The kids, or more likely, their parents dress the kids as little patriots and Presidents. Then literally hundreds of them come marching down the main street.
Everyone turns out to share in the event and to see those crazy Fourth of July hats. And I’m there capture it all. I can’t wait to share this years images with you!
The theater … ah the theater! Actors and the theater
I spend a fair amount of time capturing theatrical productions. Yes, that’s me – in the back of the hall with a long lens snapping hundreds of images. Beautiful costumes and lighting, striking poses and expressions make memorable images.
But the images that I capture after the production, when the actors have left the stage often produce some incredible candid shots. Because actors just keep on acting.
Recently I photographed a production by the Prospect Players, a community theater group in Norwood MA. After the show I was speaking with two of the actors, snapping a few more shots and they just couldn’t come out of character.
I think it was more an appreciation of each other’s talent. But for me, it was an opportunity to capture some magic.