November 17, 2012 This year the Boston Ballet unveiled their new production of the beloved classic The Nutcraker. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ G
Behind the scenes: About four months back I was given the assignment to document the making of this new production. However I too was assigned to do the 25 Most Stylish by myself and then I took a sabbatical for about a month. When I came back, I asked the Living Arts editors, "So who's doing the Nutcraker?" He replied, "You are." Silly me had assumed since I was gone for almost two months that someone else would've been assigned to take over the project. This put me in a quandary. I now needed to produce what should've taken three months in about three weeks or less. So I visited the studios where they made the sets and attended a couple of the rehearsals. I shot for about four days and then I got to go to the dress rehearsal. I wanted to go behind the scenes but Boston is a union town and you need a union rep to accompany you if you are going to go behind the scenes and that couldn't be arranged. Anyway these are some of the images I made. In the paper they only ran about six of these and I don't think they ever put them on line. So here are my picks. TECH STUFF: My always-kit of cameras: 2 camera bodies. One with a 24-70mm 2.8 and another with a 70-200mm 2.8. ISOs varied from 800 to 6400.