Improvisors NYC – Behind the Scenes

When I make portraits for my Improvisors project, I find that the key to success is creating a safe space to play and embrace whatever happens…much like in an improv scene.

When I was in New York making portraits at the Magnet Theater, we worked on the main stage, which heightened the sense that we were playing in an improv scene.

Here are a couple of “behind the scenes” images of me and my portrait subjects at play (photos by Jacklyn Altuna):

And here is a photo that my fiance, Jacklyn, took just after I wrapped two busy days of shooting in New York—exhausted but elated: