about a werewolf and a small village full of frightened and distorted townsfolk. The One You Feed was written by J. Pizarro and performed as a partial-play, partial-salon-reading at Cerimon House, a fantastic small theater and troupe in NE Portland. The Barker was played by Gretchen Rumbaugh, the man/werewolf is David Buttaro, and the gypsy is Cecily Overman.
Cerimon House has hired me a few times to photograph their rehearsals and do some portraits; this was one of my favorites, with elaborate masks created by Portland artist Jane Clugston. There's nothing quite like taking portraits of actors who are not only in costume, but in character. While a business portrait often takes some work to get the subject to emote, an actor often just needs to be told, "you're sad." And then they're sad.
A few more shots of the townsfolk. I love this series!
|The Sheriff. Cool masks, hm? Lights were lowered a bit to match the level of his hat brim, so I could get light both onto his eyes and onto the top of the hat.|