I’m not sure how I came across the backstage photographs – a series now a few decades old – of Klaus Frahm.  But I found them immediately not only beautiful and compelling, but somehow so emotionally resonant with the love we feel for making theater.  I considered using one for the cover of my book, but decided not to only because they represent theaters that are so historically time-specific and I wanted the book to span into more modern spaces as well as older ones. But they have such emotional power that I return to look at them from time to time.  He’s captured many of the great European houses in such a novel and interesting way.

The Fourth Wall: Stages – Photographs and text by Klaus Frahm | LensCulture

We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Exposure Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy! Known for his architectural and design photography, Klaus …