Southern Local Portrait Project - #1 - Andy Cutler - Costume maker for Triad Stage - Greensboro, NC
Just a couple days ago I announced the beginning of a long term portrait project (http://aepearson.tumblr.com/post/13193212061/announcing-the-southern-local-portrait-project)…here is the first of what will likely be a life long series of portraits.
World, meet Andy - Andy, meet world.
”You are a living mockery of your own ideals. If not, you have set your ideals too low.” -Charles Ludlam
I met Andy about a year ago. At the time he was a roommate of my girlfriend’s sister, Stephanie.
When we met he was introduced to me as “Bad Andy”. From Stephanie’s perspective, I can see where the name “Bad Andy” came from…but personally I though someone who kept a bug collection in a tiny jar and ordered a human tooth from eBay sounded pretty cool.
He also happens to be a sewing genius.
Andy has been sewing most of his life, it’s something he learned from his grandmother at a very early age. However it wasn’t until his years at Greensboro College that he really refined his craft and got into costume design and making.
Andy is now a costume maker for Triad Stage (incredible local theatre). He loves what he does and told me that working in theatre is something he HAS to do. It’s not a career “choice”, it’s something every bone in his body is dedicated to. It’s always inspiring to meet someone so dedicated to their craft and their passion.
During our shoot he was refitting the costumes (some 200 pieces!) for “A Christmas Carol” which opens today. If you are local, come check out the show. It’s running from today (Nov. 25th) until Christmas Eve.
Camera: Mamiya 645 Super
Lens: Mamiya 80mm f/1.9
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, rated at 1600ASA and processed in Rodinal developer (1:100 for 20min)