Opera in the Dark: Photos by Bill Henson

These photos have been floating around the web for a few days now but I really enjoyed them so I thought I’d share them. Photographer Bill Henson was inspired by the idea of sitting in a dark space. like an opera. for a special performance. The performance being waited for in the pictures is the Paris Opera, which provided for some really interesting subjects. The photos themselves are pretty surreal and almost ethereal, the people in them looking bored or aloof because of the angles created by looking down on the performance itself. I also love the colors and the depth of the blacks, they’re so intense and unlike anything I’ve really seen.

Be sure to check out the more photos over on Shoot The Blog.


May 8, 2008