Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry

Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Theater Lights #3: Waiting for the Grass to Grow


PHOTOGRAPHER'S DIARY: I'm coming to believe that theater lights must be tended and harvested like a precious crop. They come in many moods. When the clouds are dense, and there are few holes for the sun to poke through, I stand and wait, uncertain and guessing where the stage will next be set and what my composition might be; waiting for the shafts of sunlight that will add a transitory note to the harmony, a moment of expectation or hesitation, that sense that I have caught the leaf falling.