Home and away with the National Theatre of Scotland
Today, tickets went on sale for the National Theatre of Scotland’s exciting new project, Home Away 2016. In autumn 2016, ten theatre companies from around the world will come together to present a series of productions telling stories from their location. Some weeks ago, Jack (my loyal dog-come-photography assistant) and I packed my camera and headed out to five of these locations across Scotland, to create portraits of some of the participants in the productions.
On our route was Glasgow, Dundee, South Uist, Tomintoul and Glenlivet. Unfortunately we didn’t get to venture as far as Jamaica, Brisbane, New Delhi or Rio de Janeiro, but instead, I gave a brief to some photographers around the world to produce their own portrait, which I then edited. I love opportunities to link up with new photographers and this was a really interesting brief for me.
Although I’ve had the pleasure of working with the National Theatre of Scotland many times, this is the first time I’ve collaborated with designer Gabriella Marcella from Risotto studio. Gabriella produced the final stamp design above and I think it works brilliantly for this campaign.
Other photographers and sitters are:
The tickets have gone on sale today, and I for one, am definitely going to get mine soon. I can’t wait to see the productions in autumn. Till then, here are some of the final shots, and some of my personal favourite images from the trips.
Kalman Strauss, River North, Chicago. Photography by Johnny Knight.
Shivam Tiwari, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi. Photography by Mohit Kapil.
Sashane Parker, Parade Gardens, Jamaica. Photography by Machel Witter.
Fred Leone, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. Photography by Mick Richards.
RIO DE JANEIRO
Thaina Farias, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro. Photography by Renato Mangolin.