Molly Baigent

Photography BA(Hons)

Curtains Down 

"Curtains Down" is a project created solely through virtual photoshoots via a video calling app, Zoom. This was due to my inability to photograph in person as a result of the ongoing national lockdown and Coronavirus pandemic. The project features 8 female Musical Theatre performers who’ve all been out of work, and haven’t been able to perform, for some women in the group, in over a year. I directed each person during their private photoshoot through a screen to capture their personalities, while they remained in their own homes. The work has a hugely collaborative feel, and gives the viewer a glimpse into the performer’s world and home while they aren’t on stage. It also removes the pedestal they are often placed upon and really strips things back to the most simplistic means of life.