Simon Annand photographs actors preparing to perform. Ben Whishaw is one, and the other—well, you go to :30. And keep a respirator handy.
"To coincide with their new exhibition the V&A present a short film looking at the man behind 20 years of unique photography of British Theatre - Simon Annand. Much of Annand’s work concentrates on ‘The Half’, the thirty minute period before an actor goes on stage. The photographs follow the routines of actors from around Britian, from fringe to the West End, young to old, world famous to new faces, all in their own personal spaces as they prepare in ‘The Half’."