The photographs of actors waiting backstage to go on in The Half by Simon Annand are special. You can see the backdrop of memorabilia in an actor’s intimate working life. This is that hiatus of time before an actor goes on stage – a time of preparation that is different for every actor. Every actor has their own way of being physically, vocally and mentally prepared. This can grow and change.
Looking at the photographs of actors who’s voice I’m familiar with made me wonder – if I’d never heard them before – would I be able to match the actor’s voice to the actor’s face?