Pompeii, L.A.

In addition to design work during the Edmonton Fringe Festival, we also found time to shoot some production photos. We wanted to show you some images from Pompeii, L.A. a production by Edmonton's Cardiac Theatre. So far, we've heard nothing but great things about this show. Swing on by the Walterdale if you're interested in checking it out.

Cardiac Theatre presents:

POMPEII, L.A. by Declan Greene

A darkly funny fever dream that follows a burnt-out child star in the wake of an accident. Inspired by the suicide of ‘90s child star/heartthrob Jonathan Brandis, POMPEII, L.A. leads audiences through a gallery of bright young stars who were broken by the Hollywood machine: Johnathan Brandis auditions for the role of his life. Judy Garland is backstage at the Johnny Carson show. Meanwhile, a volcano bubbles up beneath the streets of Los Angeles.

"Look behind you. America is burning."


Venue #3 - Walterdale Theatre (10322 83 Ave)
Running Time: 80 minutes

- Thursday, Aug 17 @ 11:59pm
- Sunday, Aug 20 @ 2:30pm
- Monday, Aug 21 @ 12:30pm
- Wednesday, Aug 23 @ 6:45pm
- Thursday, Aug 24 @ 4:15pm
- Saturday, Aug 26 @ 9:00pm

Featuring: Morgan Grau, James Hamilton, Nikki Hulowski, Cody Porter, Elena Porter, and Sam Stralak

Directed by Harley Morison
Production Design by Brianna Kolybaba
Stage Management by Jessica Glover
Graphic Design by Giselle Boehm of Foolish, Art & Design Work

Tickets available through the Fringe Theatre box office ($13+fees).


Our last Fringe production we had the pleasure of working is Ciara. We had a great time meeting with Amy and discussing the overall concept of this show. Pretty happy with how it came out.

Trunk Theatre presents:
Ciara by David Harrower

Featuring: Linda Grass
Directed by: Amy DeFelice
Stage Managed by: Candice Stollery

Art Gallery owner, Ciara, is pulled back into her beloved father's criminal world by a debt of honour. She tells a darkly comic tale of love, power and betrayal that moves between the high and the low of Glasgow.From the author of 'Blackbird' and Fringe 2016's 'Good With People.'

Venue 28: The Playhouse Theatre
10038 80 Avenue


Fri. August 18th 9:15pm
Sat. August 19th 2:00pm
Sun. August 20th 4:15pm
Tue. August 22nd 4:15pm
Wed.August 23rd 9:15pm
Thu. August 24th 6:30pm
Fri.August 25th 7:00pm
Sat. August 26th 7:00pm

Tickets available here:


The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Our fourth project this year is a family affair. The return of a production originally cast with one generation, is now being presented by the next generation. 

An event to see for sure!

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds
by Paul Zindel. 

Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as Best American Play of the season, this powerful and moving study of a widow and her two teenage daughters has been hailed as one of the most significant and affecting plays of our time.

Kate Ryan
Sadie Bowling
Helen Klemm
Emma Wilmott
And Emma Walker as Janice Vickery

Direction by Amy DeFelice
Stage Managed by Maura Penn

Venue #3: Walterdale Theatre
Friday, Aug. 18 8:45 pm
Saturday, Aug. 19 2:30 pm
Monday, Aug. 21 7:15 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 23 12:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 26 4:30 pm


Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls

Our third production is the third in a series. 

Bring your kids!!!!


Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2017
VENUE #11 Studio Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns

Saturday, August 19 at 12:45 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 4:30 pm
Monday, August 21 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, August 22 at 2:45 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 12:45 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 11:00 am

“Princess, just because we cracked a few cases with fairy tales before doesn’t mean it’s going to work again this time...”

After retrieving the memories of an amnesia-stuck royal and recovering the whereabouts of the mysterious Miss Melody Merchant, Princess Abigail and Detective Reid Simon have joined forces to take down the corrupt crime boss Fortress Jones in this thrilling fairy-tale film noir. Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls is the third part in Promise Productions’ Princess Confiential series with a new play ever two years since the 2013 Edmonton Fringe Festival. This latest instalment is sure to thrill ages 6 to 106, and audiences don’t need to have seen previous plays to catch this caper!

Written and Directed by Ellen Chorley
Featuring Merran Carr-Wiggin and Neil Kuefler

Special Appearance by Evan Edward Hall

For tickets and information on the Edmonton Fringe visitwww.fringetheatre.ca or call (780) 409-1910


Send in the Girls is back with an entirely Canadian themed show.

The 2nd show we worked on this year belongs to the production company we have partnered with the longest.

Check 'em out soon as they will sell out quickly!

WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue

Edmonton International Fringe Festival
BYOV 22 – Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street

"With glowing hearts, we see thee rise!" 

Send in the Girls Burlesque, Edmonton's award winning smart, sexy, storytellers brings their newest show - With Glowing Hearts: A Canadian Burlesque Revue to Edmonton for the Fringe Festival. 

Celebrating the local history and the untold story of Canadian feminists, heroines, and trail blazers, With Glowing Hearts is a Burlesque revue extravaganza celebrating Canadian women throughout history.With a rocking CANCON (that's all Canadian songs) soundtrack, and performances from Delia Barnett, Sarah Jackson, Madelaine Knight, Kiki Quinn and Sydney Parcey, choreography by Leah Paterson and hosted by the incomparable Albertan feminist Nellie McClung (Ellen Chorley)- you won't want to miss this patriotic party!

WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue
Saturday, August 19 at 8:30 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 7:45 pm
Monday, August 21 at 10:30 pm
Wednesday, August 23 at 8:30 pm
Friday, August 25 at 5:45 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 4:30 pm

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Tickets and information please visit www.fringetheatre.ca

For more information about Send in the Girls Burlesque click on our webiste at www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com

The Apple Tree

dbphotographics is back at the Edmonton Fringe.

As in previous years, we have had the pleasure of working with multiple companies in developing unique promotional material to help sell their awesome productions.

First up, we worked with Plain Jane Theatre on a few shows this year. We start with The Apple Tree!

Details below:


Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.
Book by Bock and Harnick with contributions from Jerome Coopersmith

Madelaine Knight
Graham Mothersill
and Jocelyn Ahlf as the snake

Direction/ Production Design by Dave Horak
Music Direction by Ryan Sigurdson
Stage Managed by Rachel Rudd

TICKETS: https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601%3A1342


BYOV #12: Varscona Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 17 9:00pm
Friday, Aug. 18 5:00pm
Saturday, Aug. 19 7:00 pm
Monday, Aug. 21 3:00pm
Tuesday, Aug. 22 1:00pm
Wednesday, Aug. 23 5:00 pm
Thursday, Aug. 24 1:00 pm
Friday, Aug. 25 9:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 26 9:00pm

The Believers

dbphotographics here with yet another theatre poster. This time we had the pleasure of working with Nancy McAlear of the MadFandango Theatre Collective to help promote their latest production of The Believers.

When we met with Nancy to discuss the project, the discussion surrounded the idea of negative space. There's an element of something looming that the characters in the show are missing. We are pumped with how this session turned out and the feedback we've been getting. Can't wait to check out the show. If you are interested in seeing it, here are the details.





Theatre Network ~live at the Roxy
8529 Gateway Blvd.
Edmonton, AB
T6E 6P3


Day 6

Plain Jane Theatre is back! Hot off their production of Wish You Were Here and last year's Fringe hit, A New Brain, we are so happy to be working with them on... Working.

Talking about the show, we landed on the idea that the marketing material for this show should really focus on the jobs, less the people doing them. With that, shot all the performers with the intent of producing 7 different posters each showing a moment in time of each of the jobs.

It was a lot of fun to put together.

If you want to check out the show, details are below.


Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, PIPPIN and GODSPELL), James Taylor, Lin-Manuel Miranda (HAMILTON) and other all-star composers honor the heart and soul of the workingman in this musical celebration adapted from Studs Terkel’s 1974 journalistic bestseller- WORKING: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.


Christine Bandelow, Aidan Burke, Althea Cunningham, Kevin Dabbs, Madelaine Knight and Paul Morgan Donald.

Direction by Kate Ryan
Music Direction by David Fraser
Choreography by Christine Bandelow

Venue 12: Varscona Theatre

Thurs, Aug. 11 9:00pm
Sat, Aug. 13 7:00 pm
Mon, Aug. 15 7:00pm
Tues, Aug. 16 1:00pm
Wed, Aug. 17 1:00 pm
Thurs, Aug. 18 10:30 pm
Fri, Aug. 19 1:00 pm
Sun, Aug. 21 1:00pm


Scaramouche Jones

Day 3!

Today's feature is the second of our our two projects with Blarney Productions for this year's Fringe.

We love what can be done sometimes with a flash, camera and black sheet. This shoot is a great example of that. the whole shoot focused on Robert Benz's incredible expressiveness. 

Can't wait to check this one out. If you want to do so as well, the details are below.

Blarney Productions is proud to present:

Scaramouche Jones
by Justin Butcher

Featuring Robert Benz

Directed by Braydon Dowler-Coltman
Stage Managed by Candice Charney
Production Assistance by Emma Wilmott
Produced by Wayne Paquette
Photography and Promotion Design by dbphotographics.ca


You have 9 chances to catch this remarkable show:

Friday, August 12: 3:00 pm Performance
Sunday, August 14: 5:00 pm Performance
Monday, August 15: 9:00 pm Performance
Tuesday, August 16: 3:00 pm Performance
Wednesday, August 17: 5:00 pm Performance
Thursday, August 18: 9:00 pm Performance
Friday, August 19: 5:00 pm Performance
Saturday, Aug. 20: 9:00 pm Performance
Sunday, Aug. 21: 3:00 pm Performance

Venue 42: Campus Saint Jean’s Auditorium - 8406 91 Street

Tickets available:

Never Swim Alone

Day 2!

Today we feature the first of our our two projects with Blarney Productions for this year's Fringe.

This is our first outing with Blarney Productions and hopefully not the last. We met early on with the director, Luc Tellier, and the idea of a double exposed image kept coming up, so we ran with it.

We are pretty happy with how it turned out.  

If you are interested in checking out this exciting production, details can be found below.

Till tomorrow!


Blarney Productions is proud to present

by Daniel MacIvor

Featuring: Oscar Derkx, Sarah Feutl, and Ben Stevens

Directed by Luc Tellier
Stage Managed by Nyssa Beairsto
Production Assistance by Gavin Dyer
Sound & Music Designed by Dave Clarke
Produced by Wayne Paquette
Photography and Promotion Design by dbphotographics.ca

You have 9 chances to catch this remarkable show:

Thursday, August 11 - 8:45 pm Performance
Friday, August 12 - 1:45 pm Performance
Saturday, August 13 - 12:00 pm Performance
Sunday, August 14 - 12:00 pm Performance
Tuesday, August 16 - 10:30 pm Performance
Wednesday, August 17 - 8:45 pm Performance
Thursday, August 18 - 5:15 pm Performance
Friday, August 19 - 11:59 pm Performance
Saturday, Aug. 20 - 3:30 pm Performance

VENUE 41: Rutherford School - 8620 91 St NW

Tickets available:

Shakespeare's Sirens

Day 1!

It's our favourite time of year! Fringe time!

...and man have we been busy. Shooting, designing, publishing. It's been quite the whirlwind... and we LOVE it.  Throughout the week, we will showcasing a different production each day and for today, we start with:

Send in the Girls Burlesque!

Always a treat to work with these ladies. This time was no exception. For this shoot, we returned to the look from our very first outing for their production of Tudor Queens. Make sure to get your tickets soon for this awesome show as they will more than likely sell out fast! 

See you tomorrow for our next poster!

Details below.

Send in the Girls Burlesque presents

Created by Delia Barnett (LeTabby Lexington), Ellen Chorley, Chantel Hutchison (Cherry Monroe), Sarah Jackson (Violette Coquette), Leah Paterson, C.J. Rowein, and Morgan Smith

Script by Ellen Chorley with Morgan Smith and C.J. Rowein
Group Choreography by Leah Paterson
Costumes created by Andrew Wujkowski, Elise Scarytale Truong (Sweet Carousel Corsetry), Jamie-Anne Ireland, Melody Mangler and Delia Barnett

10506 81 Avenue, Edmonton

Friday Aug 12- 9 PM
Saturday Aug 13- 5 PM
Sunday Aug 14- 11:30 PM
Monday Aug 15- 10:30 PM
Tuesday Aug 16- 10:30 PM
Wednesday Aug 17- 4:30 PM
Friday Aug 19- 4:30 PM
Saturday Aug 20 -3:30 PM
Sunday Aug 21- 8:00 PM

Tickets on sale starting Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at www.fringetheatre.ca or call the FTA Box Office at (780) 409-1910

Bust 'Em Up Burlesque

Send in the Girls Burlesque has hit the big time! 

Their new show, Bust 'Em Up Burlesque is opening tonight at the Citadel Theatre. We were so happy to be working with them to build promotional images for the fourth time.

For this shoot, we broke away from tradition where we shoot against a black wall, and went out into the real world. We first went to a house with an awesome claw bathtub, then headed over to the Mercer Tavern for the remainder of the session.

The Mercer was such a great fit because it has an actual large safe built right into the wall which fit perfectly with the 1920s bank robber setting of the show.

We will be there tonight for their opening. Can't wait to see it. You should see it too.


Bust ‘Em Up Burlesque
As Part of the Citadel's Made In Edmonton Cabaret Series
March 16-19, 2016

Citadel Theatre


8:00 PM


Wish You Were Here

I can't see the title of this show without getting Pink Floyd stuck in my head.

This was a really fun session. We got to work with one of our favourite theatre companies in town, Plain Jane Theatre. Every time we collaborate with Kate Ryan and crew, we know we are in for a great time and creative project. Their new show, Wish You Were Here: The Ultimate Traveller's Guide to the World, is a musical voyage of the work of Noel Coward across the globe. It instantly hit us that a retro looking postcard would help sell the idea.

We're pretty happy with how it turned out. If you are interested in checking out the show, it opens today! Details below:

Wish You Were Here-The Ultimate Traveller's Guide to the World

March 4-12, 2016 at the Varscona Backstage Theatre

“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun!”The Janes have created a new revue inspired by one of theatre's most witty and provocative writers-Noel Coward, who's wanderlust inspired many of his greatest songs and plays.

Varscona Backstage Theatre 10330-84 ave.
Tickets available at Tix on the Square

Burning Bluebeard

Love, love, LOVE working with theatre companies.

The creativity just flows. Even when the session is in a black rehearsal space, a little set design later, magic happens. This shoot was no exception. Our inspiration for the shoot came from an old prop frame for a long ago show. There were two of them and we just messed around.

We initially tried standing up the frames, then it hit us...

...lay on the ground! Check out the behind the scenes shot.

We are so happy with how these turned out and are excited to see the show. If you are interested, the details are below!

Burning Bluebeard at Theatre Network

A Christmas Pantomime
by Jay Torrence

Directed by Dave Horak

Featuring: John Ullyatt (Robert Murray), Stephanie Wolfe (Nellie Reed), Vincent Forcier (Eddie Foy), Amber Lewis (Fancy Clown), Richelle Thoreson (Faerie Queen), Braydon Dowler-Coltman (Henry Gilfoil)
Set and Lighting Design: Scott Peters, Costume Design: Sydney Gross
Stage Manager: Jenn Best

Where? The Roxy On Gateway, 8529 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton

When? Previews: Dec. 1-2, Opening: Thursday, December 3. Runs through December 13. Tues day - Saturday 8pm, Sundays 2pm.

Tickets available at: http://tixonthesquare.com/
tickets.theatrenetwork.ca and at the box office
General Admission is $21, Student prices available and Tuesdays are 2 for 1 tickets.


We were honoured when earlier this summer L'unithéatre approached us to help design the promotional material for their entire season. They challenged us to come us a series of images that had the same feel but each connected to one individual element of each show. We are used to shooting with actors to help create this kind of material so it was fun to play around with photo techniques to pull off a tone with inanimate objects. Only for La Passion de Narcisse Mondoux did we actually reach out to some lovely hand models to help build the image.

The first show of the season, LES BLUES DES OUBLIÉES is up and runs until October 24th. Please check it out if you get the chance. From the reviews they have been getting, it looks to be a stellar show. Here are the details:


October 14th to17th and 21st to 24th, 2015 at 8PM, plus
Saturday Matinées, October 17th and 24th 2015 at 1:30PM. Pre-opening presentations on Oct. 14 and 15 at a reduced price.


Text by Pierrette Requier. Directed by Brian Dooley. Produced by L'UniThéâtre.

Bone Cage

Theatre Yes is back and we are happy to be working with them again.

This time they are producing Catherine Banks' Bone Cage. We love working with this group.  Every time they approach us, we know we are in for something cool, and that we will have the artistic license to help sell the emotion of their upcoming project.

In meeting for this show, we talked a lot about the rage and frustration that is an underlying current throughout the story. We made that a central theme of the images. There has been a lot of positive feedback on how these turned out. 

See for yourself, then follow the links to get all the info on the show.



Tickets 780.420.1757

September 24th – Oct 4th 2015

La Cite Francophone 8627 Marie-Anne Gaboury Street (91 Street)

BONE CAGE is a poetic masterwork set in a rural Nova Scotia town where logging is the way-of-life. The play follows the  unraveling of a group of tough-talking group of twenty-somethings who ache to take the world by storm but are hobbled by life in their industry town. The play is an urgently contemporary coming of age story that calls out poignantly to Alberta  where the backbone of the economy is built on volatile industries and jobs often come at a distinct personal price.


Tickets available in advance through TIX ON THE SQUARE and at the door.

It's Love and Other Reasons to Panic

This was such a fun session. We spent a lot of time with Elisa and Delia trying to nail the tone of their upcoming show, It's Love and Other Reasons to Panic premiering this week at the Edmonton Fringe festival. We love how this turned out and would also love if you went to see them in action.

Here are the show details:

Victoria and Rachel are an unlikely pair, and when they meet it's not exactly love at first sight. Victoria, not feeling completely fulfilled, leaves her relationship of 7 years to rediscover who she is and find her confidence. Rachel is a powerhouse with a bit of a clumsy side perfectly happy with being on her own and in control of her own life. But when Rachel meets the man of her dreams, these ladies lives will take a very different turn; especially since Rachel's new love interest, is Victoria's ex-fiancée. They say opposites attract, but will their new friendship survive being this opposite? Come and have a laugh while these two ladies try and figure out what love means.

Created by Delia Barnett (Send in the Girls) and Elisa Benzer (Letters To Laura)
Designed by Keyanu Greeves
Sound Design by Andrew Oberhoffer
Dramaturge Morgan Norwitch
Photos and Poster Design by Dave DeGagné 

Show Times:
Saturday August 15th 10:00pm
Sunday August 16th 8:15pm
Monday August 17th 2:15pm
Tuesday August 18th 4:00pm
Thursday August 20th 6:15pm
Saturday August 22nd 12:00pm

Tickets Available on August 4th at 12:00pm at www.fringetheatre.ca or call 780-448-9000

A New Brain at the Edmonton Fringe

We love Plain Jane Theatre. They always come to us with fantastic design requests, and this Fringe is no different.

This show looks incredible. You should check it out.

Here are the show details:

Plain Jane Theatre presents 'A New Brain' by William Finn and James Lapine at this year's Edmonton Fringe Festival. 
It's our 6th year at the Fringe and we are thrilled to have this amazing company of artists bringing Mr. Finn's powerful and witty autobiographical musical to life.
Gordon, a composer, falls into his ziti and finds his life suddenly interrupted by a life-threatening brain illness. His best friend, lover, mother, doctor and Mr. Bungee, a frog kiddie show host, guide Gordon through a psychological fantasia where he finds the healing power of art. 
Starring Garett Ross, Jocelyn Ahlf, Jenna Dykes-Busby, Orville Charles Cameron, Cathy Derkach, Paul Morgan-Donald, Jason Hardwick, Andrew MacDonald-Smith and Jenny McKillop. 
Directed by Kate Ryan, Music Direction by Shannon Hiebert, Choreography by Jason Hardwick and Stage Managed by Elizabeth Allison. 

Tickets go on sale Aug. 4! Please check out the Fringe website for more info. https://www.fringetheatre.ca/tickets.php

Princess Confidential: A Familiar Melody

We are so excited to be working with Promise Productions again, this time on the sequel to a design we did a few years ago. If you have little ones, I highly encourage you to bring them to the Fringe and check out Princess Confidential: A Familiar Melody. 

Here are the show details:

Princess Confidential: Familiar Melody is much anticipated sequel to Promise Productions' 2013 Sterling nominated Fringe hit, Princess Confidential. This film noir fairy tale is sure to thrill ages 6 to 106, and audiences don’t need to have seen part one to catch this caper!

Written and Directed by Ellen Chorley
Featuring Merran Carr-Wiggin and Neil Kuefler
With special assistance from Mel Bye, Kieran Dunch, Clayton Plamondon, Sam Michaelchuk, Mathew Hulshof, Dave Krywolt, Patrick Chorley, Ivy Marie DeGagne and Jake Oleskiw
Photos and images by dbphotographics.ca

Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2015 VENUE #11 PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns

Friday, August 14 at 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 am
Monday, August 17 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 18 at 12:45 pm
Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00 pm
Thursday, August 20 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 am
Sunday, August 23 at 4:45 pm

TICKETS NOW ON SALE https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601%3A391
or call (780) 409-1910 to purchase tickets.