Wednesday, 1 July 2015

In Fog and Falling Snow

In Fog and Falling Snow opened at the National Railway Museum last week. The play tells the story of the rise and fall of York's 'Railway King', George Hudson and of those around him, wrapped up in the race to expand the railways in the 1800s.

I have been part of a group of photographers capturing the build up to the production, from the initial volunteers meeting held at York Theatre Royal on the last day before it closed for refurbishment, right through various skills workshops, rehearsals, choir practice and costume design to the final dress rehearsal last Thursday.

Below is a small gallery of some of my photos from the rehearsal, and these form part of a group on Flickr combining the photos from all photographers involved.

It has been a real pleasure and privilege to have been involved throughout, getting to meet the various cast and crew members and watching the play come to life. It was a challenge photographically, trying to capture the key moments as they play out in front of you, reflecting both the detail of the scene, but also the wider context, especially as the performance takes place in around the wonderful exhibits of the National Railway Museum.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

In Fog and Falling Snow

In Fog and Falling Snow opened at the National Railway Museum last week. The play tells the story of the rise and fall of York's 'Railway King', George Hudson and of those around him, wrapped up in the race to expand the railways in the 1800s.

I have been part of a group of photographers capturing the build up to the production, from the initial volunteers meeting held at York Theatre Royal on the last day before it closed for refurbishment, right through various skills workshops, rehearsals, choir practice and costume design to the final dress rehearsal last Thursday.

Below is a small gallery of some of my photos from the rehearsal, and these form part of a group on Flickr combining the photos from all photographers involved.

It has been a real pleasure and privilege to have been involved throughout, getting to meet the various cast and crew members and watching the play come to life. It was a challenge photographically, trying to capture the key moments as they play out in front of you, reflecting both the detail of the scene, but also the wider context, especially as the performance takes place in around the wonderful exhibits of the National Railway Museum.