Fashion shoot in an abandoned theatre
A little background on the Theatre in Lynchburg.
During a recent trip to the USA, Sam Krisch arranged a trip to a GORGEOUS old theatre. This is a little story about the fundraising project to restore it.
“Literally thousands of historic theatres have been lost forever across the United States… but a small miracle is under way in Lynchburg’s revitalized downtown.
The 1905 Academy of Music Theatre (closed for more than a half century) has been saved and stabilized, and will undergo a full and historically accurate restoration in just a few years. With the stage and stagehouse already reconstructed, plans are being finalized by our experienced team of architects, engineers and theatre operation experts, and a major fundraising campaign is about to be launched.
In the coming months this page will take you inside of our theatre, while updating you on the progress being made and the role you can play in her rebirth as the “Jewel of Main Street.”
-David Jenkins, Executive Director
The 1905 Academy of Music Theatre, located in downtown Lynchburg, is one of Central Virginia’s most notable historic treasures of the last century. Now the only remaining of six original Academy of Music Theatres in the Commonwealth, this edifice boasted perfect sightlines, extraordinary acoustics, and was Lynchburg’s first fully electrified building. The theatre hosted landmark performances by artists who were vital to the evolution of the performing arts in America, such as George M. Cohan, Will Rodgers, Paderewski, and Ethel Barrymore, among many others.
With thanks to Sam Krisch
Fashion & Jewellery : La De Da, Inc
Styled : La De , Inc / Carole Hughes / http://www.ladeda.net/
Model: Noelle @ Modelogic Wilhelmina with kind permissions of The Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg VA
Most, if not all the images are taken on the Fuji X-pro, with the rest taken on a D800. It was a very interesting location to shoot. I really wanted to recreate the mood in the images. It was a steaming hot day and the dust we had kicked up around the building was pretty gritty towards the end of the day. ( I got my eye infection this day ! which resulted in me having to deal with American Health Care. 90% of these images are only lit with the available light but I did create some lights for some of the shots. This was with the 400ww Nano head, just using the bare bulb as a modelling lamp.