Vienna State Opera.  I was commissioned by celebrated theatre designer Vicki Mortimer to create a 19x12 metre printed backdrop for Sir David McVicar’s production of Handel's Ariodante.
       
     
 The brief called for a cloudy sky with a thin strip of sea and pebbles, which Brighton has in abundance.
       
     
 In order to create an image that would print 19 x 12 metres, I had to shoot 66 overlapping photographs and carefully stitch them together.
       
     
  “Typically, McVicar’s stage pictures were gorgeous to look at with a huge sea and sky scrim behind simple but effective high stone walls which shifted to form various scenes.”  Jonathan Sutherland - Operawire.com
       
     
 Stage photo by Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn.
       
     
 Stage photo by Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn.
       
     
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  Vienna State Opera.  I was commissioned by celebrated theatre designer Vicki Mortimer to create a 19x12 metre printed backdrop for Sir David McVicar’s production of Handel's Ariodante.
       
     

Vienna State Opera. I was commissioned by celebrated theatre designer Vicki Mortimer to create a 19x12 metre printed backdrop for Sir David McVicar’s production of Handel's Ariodante.

 The brief called for a cloudy sky with a thin strip of sea and pebbles, which Brighton has in abundance.
       
     

The brief called for a cloudy sky with a thin strip of sea and pebbles, which Brighton has in abundance.

 In order to create an image that would print 19 x 12 metres, I had to shoot 66 overlapping photographs and carefully stitch them together.
       
     

In order to create an image that would print 19 x 12 metres, I had to shoot 66 overlapping photographs and carefully stitch them together.

  “Typically, McVicar’s stage pictures were gorgeous to look at with a huge sea and sky scrim behind simple but effective high stone walls which shifted to form various scenes.”  Jonathan Sutherland - Operawire.com
       
     

“Typically, McVicar’s stage pictures were gorgeous to look at with a huge sea and sky scrim behind simple but effective high stone walls which shifted to form various scenes.” Jonathan Sutherland - Operawire.com

 Stage photo by Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn.
       
     

Stage photo by Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn.

 Stage photo by Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn.
       
     

Stage photo by Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn.

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