Poster time again at RCT

RCT's next show

This is the poster I created for Rochester Civic Theatre’s next production, Gypsy, the spring musical for 2010. Greg Miller, the fantastic artistic director at the theatre develops the concept for the posters. Then it’s my job to interpret the concept and bring it to life. I think Greg and I collaborate pretty well. Lynne helps with logistics, and she provides valuable feedback and insight as the project progresses.

Being a photographer more than graphic artist, all my posters build on photographic elements. Here, I used a model with a big feather boa. It was a tough shoot. The goal was a high contrast, graphic look, so the white and black part was a given. But we needed color and red just felt right. What can I say? I love red.

The kick-off for the next season is coming, so work on the new posters is beginning. They’re on my mind, and I’m trying to envision what I need for the shoots. Some cool lighting for a couple of them, and I’m looking forward to that. Then, time in post-production with Lightroom and, mostly, Photoshop.

You won’t see them here – or anywhere – I’m afraid, until the official kick-off! Shhhh. The show list is a secret!

Progess

Bump in the Road

Yes, I am making progress. I’m learning more about WordPress and various plug-ins. And I think I have the basic structure of the website more or less what I want. There’s lots more to do, but I might go ahead and publicize the fact that it exists. And that’s something, right?

Watch for more content coming as I decide how I want to show off some of my work. Meanwhile, check out the links I have over on the right side. I’ll discuss some of those in more depth in the future. It’s been almost a year since I attended DLWS in Kauai. I’ll provide some of my thoughts about that experience – and maybe some of the images – in a future post.

Beginnings

Kauai North Shore

Just like the song by Chicago on their premiere album, Chicago Transit Authority. Beginnings.

Everything has to start somewhere. So, I now have my business officially registered with the State of Minnesota as A.D. Drumm Images, LLC. It’s time for me to have a real web site for my photography rather than the little Linux computer in my basement. This is it!

I decided to try WordPress as the content management system. This will make blogging easy, and I’m hoping that will help me keep the web site more dynamic. I don’t want it to solidify and fade from view – what’s the point in having a web site, then? But there’s a lot to learn both with WordPress itself and with my hosting provider. Yes, things are a bit easier when you host your content from your own system. 🙂

Anyway, when things are looking better, and I’m happier with it all, I’ll start making this all more public. Watch for my page on Facebook, too! Thanks for stopping by.

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