Actors Acting

For the spring issue of Tufts University’s admissions magazine, I was assigned to photograph the cast of the drama department’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” The goal was to make a set of portraits of actors in character, one of which would be selected for the cover.

I must say, I was a bit spoiled getting to work with actors. These folks hardly required any coaching at all. Acting!

Here are some of my favorites.

02/11/2013 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - Ed Rosini, A16, playing the role of Pompey, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Ed Rosini, A16, playing the role of Pompey, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - Evey Reidy, A16, playing the role of a madame, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Evey Reidy, A16, playing the role of a madame, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - Jem WIlner, A16, playing the role of Angelo, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Jem WIlner, A16, playing the role of Angelo, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - Allison Benko, A15, playing the role of Isabella, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Allison Benko, A15, playing the role of Isabella, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - Spencer Rubin, A13, playing the role of Froth, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

02/11/2013 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Spencer Rubin, A13, playing the role of Froth, poses for a portrait for the drama department's production of Measure for Measure on Feb. 11, 2013. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

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