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Photographs Reveal What Actors See When They're On The Stage

Leipzig Opera House

The stage is set up to give an audience the best possible view of a performance, while likewise affording the actors a view of virtually every face in the audience, which must be overwhelming for some when the spotlights come on.

Theater Gütersloh

But there's something beautiful about that window full of waiting faces that must likewise captivate an actor, because many of the theaters photographed by Klaus Frahm are quite nice to look at whether you're the actor or the audience.

Magravial Opera House, Bayreuth

Klaus Frahm's images take us beyond the fourth wall in a whole new way, showing us what actors see when they walk out on the stage and grace the public with their performance.

See 15 Photos Of What Actors See When They're On Stage here

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That's what they see when the house lights are all up and the stage lights are off.

When you're on stage performing all you see is a bright wall of light and nothing but a black void where the house is. This is why flash photos are extremely distracting to stage actors. They literally blind you.
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