Brighton Fringe 2013
The thing the Fringe does best is offer a platform to up-and-coming performers. Some might make it others may not, but at least they had a chance to see if their material was strong enough.
Throughout the month of May, Brighton Fringe offers a whole array of entertainment for people to enjoy. From outdoor big-tops to intimate theatres, it's all here.
Being a Fringe photographer I get to see a vast amount of performances, meet the performers and photograph a multitude of venues. Having worked on stage I understand how the performers feel, and when I hear the applause I sometimes crave for that life once again, but now I'm behind the camera rather than in front of it.
As I said before, the chance for a new performer to stand in front of an audience and offer themselves up is huge. Yes, sometimes the audience can be unforgiving, sparse or difficult but if you can overcome this and get them to see your qualities they will spread the word far and wide, the only way to do this is practise, practise, practise.
If I can offer one piece of advice - Do not make excuses, make changes!
Here are a collection of images from some of the newer shows I photographed and who are on their own journey of discovery, I wish them well.
[gallery columns="2" link="file" ids="4339,4340,4341,4342,4343,4344,4345,4346"] The shows are; Escape from East Berlin (playing at The Latest Music Bar), Legion of Doom's Sketchpocalypse (playing at The Laughing Horse in The Hobgoblin) and Xara Vaughan (playing at Brighton Unitarian Church and Komedia Studio)