Here are some of my best shots from my photography class' "field trip" to shoot student production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile:
It was challenging and lots of fun to try and take pictures in this environment. We were asked to wait until after the production to shoot and the students all came back on stage and ran through various scenes for us. That was so helpful because there were points at which the director would ask them to hold still so we (students, too) would have a chance at getting a decent shot.
The play itself, I thought, was cleverly written and had some fantastic things to say about the similarities between art and science and perhaps the misunderstandings the two have of each other. I was a little annoyed that the clever dialogue was punctuated with ridiculous comedic elements, though. But when I was looking up the title for this post, I discovered it was written by Steve Martin and it all made so much sense. Somehow, with that understanding, I can forgive it. I can even appreciate it. I know - what a fickle critic I am. I have never claimed to have good taste or judgment when it comes to art.
Anyway, there you have it. I hope some of my photos go over well in class. I'll let you know how it all comes out next week.