John Nienhuis Lifestyle & Image Gallery Photographer
John Nienhuis and the Other Rep
When John told me he wanted to shoot his Rep, I really wondered where I had gone wrong. After all, we had a pretty nice run of 14 years. Then I learned he had always wanted to photograph a day-in-the-life type project at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, documenting a production. And he knew just who he wanted to feature: Jim Pickering, a long time leading man at The Rep.
Now, I know John well enough that if he decides to do something, he'll do it. But spend his "spare" time shooting at The Rep? His eyes lit up as he explained his fascination with how a theater production comes together...the background research & preparation, choosing the perfect wardrobe, the transformation in hair & make up, the hunt for the perfect prop and the precise placement of each light to set the mood for the scene. And the people...the camaraderie of the cast, the crew and the director; how everything seems to fall into place when they're working as a team. Even though they've all done this same thing a million times before, everyone is as excited as if it's the first time. They treat each production and each day as a special and unique event, because it is. Then I understood why he loves the theater ~ live theater is an extension of what John does every day.
When you're ready for your own production ~ of the still photo genre ~ give us a call. We can help you with all levels of photography production, and our team is waiting in the wings to shoot with you. What started out as a day-in-the-life image gallery project turned out to be a project of a lifetime, and an opportunity to develop a great friendship with Jim Pickering.
John's take on all of this? Support The Arts in Milwaukee, or wherever you live. The Arts are part of the unique fabric of a city and community that should be center stage for all of us.
To see more of John Nienhuis' lifestyle photography, check out the lifestyle portfolio on the website, or contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.