About this site
Follow the dedicated directors, designers, set builders and decorators, as well as cast and crew as they create the fantastic result that is the amateur stage production, typically captured over a two month period from bare stage to the production’s opening night.
About the photographer
My photography practice has generally covered urban and industrial landscapes. But I search out the interest and context that is usually derived from those populating these environments. Here, the theatrical space and the surprisingly ephemeral nature of the dramatic production, reveals the extraordinary product of human endeavour that is local theatre! I enjoy the challenge of building a continuing narrative in still photographs, hopefully exposing threads of the story along with references to the concept, design, construction and decoration of contemporary interpretations of popular plays.
I studied photography at Melbourne’s Photographic Studies College and further developed my arts focus in the Diploma of Visual Arts program at our city’s College of Advanced Education. Although I have qualifications in other areas (PhD), I can confidently say that the CAE offered some of my most rewarding learning experiences delivered by a very dedicated teaching staff.
David Belton – July 2013