This is Alexander Kariotis... Lead tenor and creator of the Rock Opera Orchestra. The house behind him once belonged to Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb and pioneer in motion picture and audio recording technology. Alex will be featured in an open house at the Edison mansion and was selected to make a wax cylinder recording on an almost century old Edison recording device.
Alex wanted a picture to use on a publicity postcard to advertise the event. He obtained permission to shoot on the grounds of the mansion for free. (something that almost never happens) The problem was we were given one time slot on one of the grayest days I have ever seen here in New Jersey. We were escorted on the property by an armed park ranger and did the shoot in mist and sometimes drizzle. When we were done there was not much that looked too promising. I had to get creative to come up with something that Alex liked. In the end, he wanted something that looked like an old hand tinted photo. Be sure to see V2 for the before shot.
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Rock opera orchestra