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Photographs From the Other Side of the Theater Curtains by Klaus Frahm

by . July 17th, 2015

There is no doubt that many who have seen a play are intrigued as to *what happens* on the other side of the curtain.  Hamburg-born photographer Klaus Frahm decided to go to the other side of the curtain and show us what is behind the magic of the stage.
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In his series of photographs entitled Behind: The Fourth Wall, Klaus has gone around Europe to reveal to us the intricacies and mechanisms behind the theater. Behind: The Fourth Wall started when Klaus was doing some photography work for an architect. Frahm’s intention in Behind: The Fourth Wall is to give a new perspective and give a fresh insight to an already familiar setting.

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Frahm’s photographs are beautifully composed and perfectly contrasted. By framing the warm and welcoming audience seats with the cold and dark innards behind the stage, his images reflect the nitty- ritty reality behind every play and performance. Behind: The Fourth Wall also gives us a chance to imagine or play out a scenario. Frahm’s gives us the opportunity to think as to how will a play work, how the lights will be setup, and the chaos that happens behind the curtain.

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Let us know what you folks think! You should also check the other works of Klaus Frahm. If you liked this you should also take a look at the work of Kilian Schönberger

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