John F. Martin

IN CHARACTER
Artists of the San Francisco Opera
November 15 - December 29, 2012

ARTIST RECEPTION, with performers in costume, Saturday, November 17, 2:00-4:00pm

“During intermission and snatches of time before and after performances, John Martin took painterly photographs, each one in just a matter of minutes. They were moments captured between suicide and conflagration, after near-rape and murder.

The artists, singers, and musicians are still in their full makeup and costumes, still charged with adrenaline and drama, exuding the traits of their characters, be they tragic or demented, lost or villainous, or even hilarious …”

—Amy Tan

CBS San Francisco named John F. Martin one of the Best Artistic Photographers in San Francisco.

John F. Martin, Macbeth (Birnam Wood)