Shorthorn photographer Casey Holder wrote,
Theater arts junior Bridie Corbett talks to the voices in her head, as the mother in the student directed play, WASP during rehearsals Tuesday night in the Studio Theater. Steve Martin wrote this critique on the social culture of the 1950’s in the early 1990’s.
Art lesson: color theory. Geniuses from eons ago studied color, and came up with a color wheel that explained the relationships of colors to each other. Colors are divided into two categories: cool and warm. By combining the warm stage lighting on the actress above, and the cool colors from the old image in the projection, Holder was able to create a dynamic and visually appealing photograph.
When asked how he got to the photograph, Holder said, “I had been shooting all night with the 70-200 and I wanted to get some variety so I put on the 30 prime. It gave me the opportunity to get closer and it put her in the foreground and the projection in the background.”
The wider lens gave the composition more room to breath, and for Casey to get close enough to create the low down perspective and get all of the elements in the photograph to come together.
He said, “The lighting for the play, WASP, was done very well, and she has a very warm lighting on her. I like how she looks warm and inviting and how it contrasts with the background which is an almost blue. It has that ‘Pleasantville’ vibe and makes her seem so much more alive compared to the cliche’ 50’s scene behind her.”