“Turn Up the Heat” Post Card

Post card for Michelle Bensen.

Post card for Michelle Bensen.

I recently designed for a performance hosted by the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall as part of the “Listen Locally” series. It’s jazz vocalist Michelle Bensen and her Bensen Burners and the title of the show is “Turn Up the Heat” since it’s happening in January.

Michelle had performed in the Music Hall several years ago as part of another jazz concert, and I’d photographed that as well, but we had a promotional photo of her, and while she’d be performing with some of the same musicians I just wanted to capture the feeling of the music. I love to photograph performances, and also the stage itself before, during and after the performance. I caught a series of photos during that earlier concert between the rehearsal and the performance itself when all the instruments were set up and waiting on the stage with the stage lights down. The actual photo is below.

Post card for Michelle Bensen.

The photo I used.

The blue and pink are from the lights overhead, while the orange and yellow are from the lights in the hall, around the proscenium and along the walls and the edge of the balcony. The photo was very colorful to begin with and I felt the blue, pink, orange and yellow would be reminiscent of summer, and then I posterized it a bit and pushed the color a little more so it would have definite edges. I love it when I get to use one of my photos.

The performance is Saturday January 24, and the series brings local musicians of all genres from baroque to hip hop to an affordable concert in the acoustically perfect music hall, with refreshments afterward.

For more information about the Library & Music Hall you can visit the website at http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/ and visit the performance page to read about the benefit performance (scroll down when you get there).

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission.

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