Shockheaded Peter – Character Portraits

I was really excited to photograph the promo headshots for Jobsite Theater’s production of Shockheaded Peter.

Shockheaded Peter is based on Heinrich Hoffman’s 1845 children’s book, Der Struwwelpeter. Think of it as a macabre version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. A bizarre series of short “cautionary” … umm children’s(?) stories.

This was an opportunity to not only work with some fantastically talented actors, but also to create a unique dreamlike look with strangely distorted perspectives using techniques that I normally wouldn’t choose to use in portrait photography.

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