Alex Bamford Photography

Nutkhut

A commission by Nutkhut to document Dr Blighty, a theatrical production telling the story of the 2,000 wounded Indian soldiers sent to recuperate at Brighton's Royal Pavilion during World War One.

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  For five days the public experienced a dreamlike environment of immersive installations, ambient soundscapes and theatrical interludes, inspired by letters the soldiers sent back home

 For five days the public experienced a dreamlike environment of immersive installations, ambient soundscapes and theatrical interludes, inspired by letters the soldiers sent back home

 The public got involved writing messages to the soldiers and through community theatre and music groups.

The public got involved writing messages to the soldiers and through community theatre and music groups.

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 I photographed individual and group portraits of the cast in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion.

I photographed individual and group portraits of the cast in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion.

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 At night the Pavilion gardens were transformed by thousands of diyas, hand-made clay lamps, to symbolise the numbers of Indian soldiers who received medical treatment.

At night the Pavilion gardens were transformed by thousands of diyas, hand-made clay lamps, to symbolise the numbers of Indian soldiers who received medical treatment.

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 At night the Pavilion was transformed by enthralling 3D video projections drawing thousands of onlookers.

At night the Pavilion was transformed by enthralling 3D video projections drawing thousands of onlookers.

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 Long after the crowds had gone, we had our own private showing to shoot a series of publicity photographs.

Long after the crowds had gone, we had our own private showing to shoot a series of publicity photographs.

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