Nicest time of the year?

One of my favourite events as an improvisor and as a photographer is the annual NZ Improv Festival.   This October I played onstage as the computer in an improvised radio play, and also as and with a huge bunch other characters over the week and a bit of delightful workshops and delightful shows.  There was everything from clowning to musicals to Shakespeare and back again.  I even tried Dungeons and Dragons for the first time in one of the (many, many) evening social events.   This year a youth festival was held as part of the main one, which was especially delightful.  There were workshops and shows for the under 10s, and workshops leading to shows by the older kids.

There were three photographers sharing the documenting task, as part of this I shot eight of the shows and gave some new camera gear a darn good workout.  Happy to report that the Sony A7iii, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 and Sony 35mm f1.8 all worked well in some interestingly tricky lighting conditions.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: not only are improvisors wonderful people, they often have the best most bendy faces you could hope to see.   These are some randomly chosen favourites, there’s a larger selection on Google photos: