this is a series of photographic images showing the empty stage as a place of absence and artificiality. marks examines a space that is both permanent yet constantly reworked to create the illusions of the theatre.
stripped of the enhancements of stage lighting, the seemingly monochromatic surfaces reveal the evidence of their construction.
in these unpeopled spaces, traces of drama remain.
the work has been created on stage sets used for small scale and regional touring productions.
rachael lowndes is a documentary and portrait photographer working on long term self initiated projects and editorial and commercial commissions.currently based in surrey, uk

a selection of fine art and editorial images are available from millennium images

to see other projects & commissions please visit rachael