Originally posted in Feb. 2010. My first of the CLOWN UN_MASK series.
One of the most interesting performers that I have photographed recently is Glen Heroy. He is a cameleon! In one show he is Dame Edna and in another show he is Elton John.(along with many others.) He plays the spoons like nobody I know and is an amazingly funny clown. I ask Glen to work with me on a new project I am doing. THE CLOWN UNMASK. A photographic study of the eccentric clown performer as himself and in character.
I am posting 3 shots of him in character personas. I did a photograph of Glen in a nice quiet apt. with beautiful window light.I think the visuals tell the story about a very talented and extremely versatile performer.
I wanted to post a very special Holiday Greeting for all my viewers. So I decided to get my good friend SANTA to do the greeting for me.. If you want to hire SANTA, he can contacted here… http://glenheroy.com/characterpage_gallery.html
Featured in the PBS Documentary "The Big Apple Circus" Glen Heroy is a man who wears many hats. Be it Elton John, Ozzy Osborne or his clown character. He performs in many venues and works in the Big Apple Circus "Clown Care Unit" helping children laugh while in extreme medical conditions. In this interview he discusses 'clown' and some of his thoughts on the different types and how they compare.