Today Ricky and Gavin talk to Lazarus Alumni, Theatre and Architectural Lighting Designer, Photographer and friend from Downunder, Rachel Smith. Rachel trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney. Rachel first worked with Lazarus in 2012 as Lighting Designer for Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis at the Jack Studio Theatre, then went on to work on our production of Sophocles’ Oedipus at the Blue Elephant Theatre, our rep of Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage and Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Greenwich Theatre and our Owle Schreame Award Winning production of The Tragedy of Mariam, all in 2013. It was all going so well, then Rachel decided to move back to Australia where she has now moved from theatre to architectural lighting design and is starting her own Wedding Photography company.
Follow Rachel on Instagram @wearewildphotography
To find out more about where Rachel works and their effort to make streets safer go to www.arup.com.au/sites/lighting-capability/labs/
During her conversation, Rachel talks about:
Euripides, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Mariam, Carey, Tristan Bates, Greenwich theatre, Australia, Downunder, Architectural lighting, Theatre lighting, Dogs, Dog Mum, Happy Birthday dogs, Covid, Pandemic, lockdown, new south wales, Wedding, marriage, work from home, home owning, events, Kaiser chiefs, concerts,
Gigs, ice skating rink, History, Architecture, London, process, angles, lamps, set design, directors style, key moments, Pinterest, natural light, light installation, rehearsals, chatting, communication, theatre, get up a ladder, Jack studio theatre, Brockley, Iphigenia, light in the cupboard, seeing the tech, Brechtian, haze, fog, light as design, Oedipus, Sophocles, Memory, Dido, King Lear, rep, focussing, lamps, locations, moody, storytelling, The Tragedy of Mariam, Elizabeth Carey, Camden Fringe, challenges, fringe, Architectural lighting design, breakout space, lobbies, Airports, hotels, public squares, enhance the architecture, coves, under benches, floor lamps, pendants, layering the light, function, accent lighting, feature lighting, mood of the space, colour temperature, technical, defuse beam, cri – rendering, colour in a space, longevity, efficiently of lighting, night light, effecting animals, legacy, train stations, spy on people, people watching, accessibility, ambiance, low level lighting, safe spaces, changing the standards, wedding photography, friends, smiling, chasing the sunset, photography is about lighting, composition, fast paced, 2nd shooter, support, own camera, angle of the sun, glow, dappled light, harsh, sunlight, moving your subject, position, 60 seconds