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This is from a new series on performers in San Francisco. It started with the cast of Abigail, now the cast of the Shadow Circus Creature Theater. I’m hoping to do a number of burlesque performers in San Francisco and some more bands. When I get to about 50 shots I like, it’s time to look for a show.
This is Angelique X. Stacy from the Shadow Circus. She plays drums, washboard, theramin and probably a few more instruments, sings, and puppets. (I wish I knew what word to use for that.) She has a band or two and dances. If you’re in San Francisco, you should definitely come out and see her.
Lady Satan is a terrific performer in San Francisco. She’s just starting a (dirty) comedy career to add to her quite successful burlesque career. You can catch her at a lot of shows around San Francisco – this was last night at the Shadow Circus Creature Theatre show. For those of you that haven’t seen the Shadow Circus, they’re a lot more entertaining than Ringling Bros, especially if you prefer dinosaurs to tigers.
I was asked to do the headshots for the performers in Abigail, an original rock opera about the Salem witch trials that will open in San Francisco in spring of 2010. I was asked specifically for high key and serious – no teeth or smiles, no color, and washed out faces. I shot them in the studio during a rehearsal. This is one of the singers, I don’t remember his name but will update this post when I find out.
I love it when I can make something look like something it isn’t. I mean a drunk guy under the table, very cool, but it’s Larry Santy, also known as Gutter, down there trying to fix the smoke machine. Larry works incredibly hard to make everything come off right in Live Evil’s show, right down to crawling around on the floor.
Nekro Festival was a goth/metal show in Oakland, held in a warehouse in Oakland. I think it used to be an opera house or something like that. Promoter Death Boy did a terrific job getting some great bands out, it was fun because everyone was dressed for the show, and the music was terrific. Hopefully it will happen again next year. Here’s a photo of Death Boy.