Intrigued by the lights, drama and production of live theater, Yarcenia Garcia says the thrill of snapping the right shot at the right time is the best part of her job.
“It just captured what I really wanted to do,” Garcia says. “A lot of the photos that I shoot for theater, they only run through the play once. They don’t stop and freeze. None of the images are posed. They just run through the whole play and I get what I get.”
She’s photographed plays for the Davis Shakespeare Festival, Big Idea Theatre, The Actors’ Playpen, Boxed Up Productions, Intrepid Theatre Lab, Delta Drama at San Joaquin Delta College and the Theatre at Granite Bay. Once live theater is able to resume, Garcia says she looks forward to capturing those live moments.
“Working with all the actors—I love that. I love meeting new people, and I get to see the actors for who they really are. Sometimes they’re really shy,” Garcia says. “I love capturing all of their emotions, capturing these faces, these raw moments, and just have them be able to use these images for their portfolios. It’s what I really enjoy.”