My latest project is to download many of the wonderful productions that I have photographed from the beginning of my career in the early 80's. No particular order just what ever takes my fancy. Check out Judi Dench at the NT and Garrick and Charlton Heston at The Savoy Theatre in 'Man For All Seasons'. Not to mention the Tokyo Ballet and National Ballet of China
I have been so fortunate to be present at some of the most wonderful productions.
Please accept my apologies for the tardy reply. I only got back from the boat on Sunday evening. It was lovely to meet you at the show. Thank you for the great photographs. I'm so impressed given the wet soggy conditions and the chaos it created! Thank you for sharing these great shots and of course for your support
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Back in the mists of time, one of the projects we did on our photography course was a slide show showing the development of something from start to finish. You could choose anything so long as there was an obvious change from the 1st slide to the last. Being obsessed with the theatre I thought I'd do an actor applying his make-up. I rang Jon Pertwee who was appearing at Wimbledon Theatre as Worzel Gummidge . He was happy to oblige and when I finished I gave him a framed print, of the final image. Then a couple of years ago I found some negatives I had made from the original slide (very poor quality) and with a very low res scanner, put them on my website just for a bit of nostalgia.
Two days ago I was contacted by Craig Haylett who wanted to make a video to commemorate 20 years since Jon Pertwee died about how he first met his hero and wanted to use my photos.
Have a look at this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRxkMef7qPk about 2.52 mins in.....it certainly brought back memories and please excuse the poor quality. Don't watch it full screen, it's not too bad small! !
Well done Craig Haylett
Off Topic | When I Met Worzel Gummidge (With Some Visuals)
To mark the 20th Anniversary of the passing of an extraordinary actor named Jon Pertwee, I wish to commemorate his bestest character Worzel Gummidge in this ...
Hi Zuleika. Hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. I designed Wendy and Peter Pan at the RSC which I think you took very beautiful photographs of. I’m exhibiting the design in a national theatre design exhibition at the start of January next year and I would like to include a couple of your images. The organisers are keen to use the tink and peter image as a postcard to promote the event…. and they have asked if it was a- possible to use the image and b- possible for me to get a larger resolution image for both of them. Also- would you be up for it?
Your photos are really gorgeous. They draw out all the detail sometimes lost in the photo… so thank you- it’s for this reason they’re perfect for a designers exhibit. Hopefully hear from you soon. Thanks in advance.
Hello, my name is Carrie Watkins, I am a costume maker who worked as a freelance maker for the RSC on their production of Wendy and Peter.
I am currently trying to create a website of my work, the pictures you have taken of the production are very beautiful. Would it be possible to use a couple of your picture that feature my work?
Dear Zuleika -
Ian Herbert has suggested that I get in touch with you about using some images that you shot of the RSC's 1992 production of Beggar's Opera. The set and costumes were designed by Kendra Ullyart, with lighting by David Hersey, both of whom have given us permission to put the designs in the book.
The book I am editing is World Scenography 1990-2005, and is the second volume of a three volume series. It is being published by the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, an internatinal not for profit association of backstage theatre professionals and educators. ..........We will let you know presently which of your beautiful shots we would like to use.
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Website gobsmacking. You can include in testimonials, “So marvellous I didn’t recognise my own shows.” –Sheila Hannon.
I was really delighted to hear that you were called back to Stratford, did stunning work again, and were duly appreciated by your subjects, who loved their portraits.
You really can "live" theatre as soon as you get a whiff of it all.
...what a great new website you have. You are such a good photographer
Tonight, in cinemas worldwide, there will be a LIVE broadcast from The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. David Tennant stars as Richard with Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt, Oliver Ford Davis as The Duke of York and Nigel Lindsey as Bolingbroke. Directed by Gregory Doran
Former RSC International Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney has created a stripped down, radical new version of Shakespeare’s gripping story of romance set against a world of imperial politics and power. The show will premiere in Stratford- upon-Avon, before travelling to the US for engagements in Miami and New York. This unique company has been cast in both the US and the UK and comprises five actors from each country.
that's a gorgeous website. Your photos are amazing.
Looks great , excellent pictures
Coooo.... love the David Tennant ones, better not download it as a screen saver, Sriram may not be happy!
That is very impressive .......
Thanks Zuleika, the website looks great (and it's very nice to see my pictures up there!)
I've shared the link on the local Equity facebook group and recommended your services. I've added you to the group as well so you can see any responses.
It’s a fabulous website –
Your website is completely brilliant! Congratulations..............Sarah
Looks fantastic, well done.
What a splendid body of work! Thanks for sending the link - really enjoyed seeing it all. Well done
Great website – well done! Penny
Looks fantabulous! What a talent you have.
Hope all well with you.
What fab photos. I'm in amongst the gallery with Judi Dench. Wow. Hope you're well.
Your site looks simply breath taking.
Gerard Cooke," She's in Bath. She does lots of production pictures for the RSC, and Show of Strength in Bristol too.
She took some headshots for me earlier this year, which are the best I've ever had done: https://www.facebook.com/anthonygerardcooke/media_set"... Many thanks Gerard Cooke for your kind words on Facebook. It's always a pleasure to photograph you.