Beyond the Stage Photography Exhibition

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This project was successfully funded on Wednesday the 31st of August, 2016

£1,610 was raised by 43 supporters — that's teamwork!


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Beyond the Stage is a photography exhibition that celebrates Bath's amazing theatrical talent . Help make the exhibition really special.

What is the Bath Theatre Photography project?

For the last two years I have been working with various theatre companies across Bath documenting what the audience never sees.  The raw talent, dedication and hard work that goes on behind the scenes.  The project focused on not just the performers but also the truly hidden - the stage hands, the technicians, the make up artists, the costumiers.

How much access were you given?

Almost complete.  The classic access all areas. From the auditions and the rehearsals to the show week itself I shadowed each group - in the rehearsal rooms and dressing rooms, corridors and wings.  I quietly let my camera capture the reality of behind the scenes in the modern theatre.  Nothing staged and nothing posed.  

Who was involved?

For a city of it's size, Bath has an amazing number of theatres and theatre groups along with a seemingly endless stream of talented people of all ages.  The productions I worked on ranged from the traditional musical theatre of West Side Story at the Theatre Royal Bath to more edgy shows at smaller theatres such as Spring Awakening at the Rondo. And the groups I worked with ranged from the long established traditional societies to newly formed more cutting edge companies.  

So why a Fundsurfer campaign?

Having got to a point where the project started to feel complete, I realised that the final step had to be an exhibition of the images both to let the audience see what goes into getting a performance in front of them and as a reward to everyone involved.   So this Fundsurfer project is simply designed to achieve this by raising the funds to make the exhibition a reality.

What is the target?

£1500

What will the money be used for?

To pay for the high quality production of the prints themselves  so they can be displayed in the best possible way.

If the target is exceeded what will the extra funds be used for?

Any excess (depending on the amount) will be used for further enhancements of the images, framing for example, publicity costs and to produce a book of the exhibition.

What rewards will be on offer?

Rewards include a mixture of prints from the exhibition and photoshoots  See the Rewards tab for details.

Who will be able to go to the exhibition?

Everyone and anyone who wants to come!

And finally...... about me

I am a documentary photography specialising in natural photography using available light.  I aim to show people as they really are and situations as they really happen.  The Bath Theatre Photography Project brought all of this together perfectly and it would be fantastic if you could contribute any amount to help get the images on display for everyone to see.

I live in Portishead, Somerset with my wife, 3 children and 2 tortoises.  When not doing family stuff you will usually find me camera in hand.  My next project will be based in Bristol showing the city as it really is.

£1,610

pledged of £1,500 goal (GBP)

108% pledged

43

backers

This project ended on Wednesday the 31st of August, 2016

This is an all or nothing project. The funding target must be met by the time limit otherwise the pledges will be cancelled.

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£10 – A signed limited edition exhibition postcard plus a virtual hug!

2 people want this

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£10 will bring you a signed copy of the limited edition exhibition postcard, a big shout out on all our social media accounts plus a very special virtual hug.

£25 – A4 signed print of your choice from the exhibition

7 people want this

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£25 will get you an A4 signed print of you choice from the exhibition, exhibition book or any other image that I've taken.

Plus your name on the exhibition 'thank you' tag board.

£50 – Framed A3 signed print of your choice from the exhibition.

7 people want this

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£50 will get you a framed A3 signed print of you choice from the exhibition, exhibition book or any other image that I've taken.

And your name on the exhibition 'thank you' tag board.

£60 – Headshot Photoshoot

4 people want this

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For £60 you will get a headshot photoshoot at a studio in Bath - no power limit to how many images you'll receive.

And of course your name on the exhibition 'thank you' tag board.

£100 – Choice of print from the gallery wall.

1 person wants this

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For £100 you get to choose a print from the gallery wall (at the end of the exhibition). The print will be fully mounted as it will produced to exhibition standard.

Note: If for any reason there is not an image in the exhibition that would like then you will be able to choose one of the the same finish from either the exhibition book or any other one that I have taken.

£100 – Natural Light Photoshoot (2 hours for 2 people)

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For £100 you get a 2 hour natural light photoshoot for up to 2 people at any venue within the Bath and Bristol area. You can either use it for yourself or nominate someone else (what a great Christmas or Birthday present!).

And of course you will also get to go onto the thank you tag board

£125 – Dress Rehearsal Photoshoot

1 person wants this

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This one is for drama groups and productions.

For £125 you get a full dress rehearsal shoot plus mega quick turn around so you can get the best images on social media etc for publicity during the run.

All images provided on DVD, as many copies as you require, which you can then give (or sell) to the cast

£125 – Production Publicity Photoshoot

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This one again is for drama groups and productions.

For £125 you get a full pre production publicity shoot the results of which can be used on all production publicity, posters etc.

Location and content entirely up to you. All images supplied fully post processed and in high resolution.

£150 – Natural Light Photoshoot (4 hours for 4 people)

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For £150 you get a 4 hour natural light photoshoot for up to 4 people at any venue within the Bath and Bristol area. You can either use it for yourself or nominate someone else (what a great Christmas present!).

And of course you will also get to go onto the thank you tag board

£250 – Day in the Life Photoshoot

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For £250 you will get a full day photoshoot at your home documenting a day in the life of your family.

A photobook plus all images supplied on disk is included. A unique record of your life as you really live it. You can either use this yourself or nominate someone else - again a fantastic birthday or Christmas present.

£500 – Corporate sponsorship of the exhibition

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Aimed at businesses, for £500 you get full corporate sponsorship of the exhibition. This includes your logo & business name on all marketing material, website etc, wall space at the exhibition to promote the business plus 4 VIP invitations to the private viewing of the exhibition.

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