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I set up a studio offstage in an opera house and invited the artists to pose for me in full costume and makeup and in character.
I set up a studio offstage in an opera house and invited the artists to pose for me in full costume and makeup and in character.
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When I first had the opportunity to participate in the San Francisco Opera as a supernumerary, in 1997, I developed a passion for a world I would have at one time dismissed. For the past six years, I have been working on a photographic project that captures the transformation I witnessed that occurs when the artist puts on a costume and becomes a character. I set up my studio in the opera house, capturing the artists just before they appear on stage. The culmination of this project will be a book of portraits of opera artists in full costume and makeup that celebrates and re-contextualizes the character with the media of lens and light.

Top art-book publishers require the submission of a book dummy, which, created by a talented book designer, costs a lot. We need the front money to make this happen.

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    8.5 X 11 Archival Pigment Print from the Project.

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    8.5 X 11 limited edition, signed, Archival Pigment Print from the Project.

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    13 X 19 limited edition, signed, Archival Pigment Print from the project,

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    17 X 22 limited edition, signed, Archival Pigment Print from the project, plus a signed copy of the book when available.

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    17 X 22 limited edition, signed, Archival Pigment Print from the Project framed and matted. Plus a signed copy of the book when available. You will also be listed as a Silver donor in the book.

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    Two 17 X 22 limited edition, signed, Archival Pigment Prints from the project framed and matted. Plus a signed copy of the book when available. You will also be listed as a Gold donor in the book.

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