Clown Comedy Photography

The Clown UnMasked Series – A Comprehensive List 2010 – 2016

The Clown UnMasked

In 2010 I had a concept in my head one day that I should photograph my favorite subjects (Clowns) without their performance costume and makeup and match it with a performance shot. The ‘Unmask’ shot would be black and white and the performance shot in color.  I decided to call it The Clown UnMask. I began shooting in Feb. 2010 with one of the funniest clowns I know and admire. Glen Heroy.

I followed up with many more (almost 50) until I stopped shooting the series in 2016. Here is a comprehensive list of the performers (with links to the original posts) I documented in my ‘hallway’ studio. In the order in which I photographed them. Full post are reached by using the links. Some portrait are provided for visual excitement!

(The wall came down in 2016 so the series was discontinued)

Matt Mitler

Clowns ExMachina

John Leo

Eric Davis

Hilary Chaplain

Audrey Crabtree

Keith Nelson

Ambrose Martos

Joel Jeske

Amy Gordon

Rob Torres

Patrick de Valette

Tiffany Riley

Dick Monday

Julie Ferrier

Fred Blin

Tanya Elchuk

Nina Levine

Hew Parham

Mark Gindick

Peter Daniel Straus

Kevin C. Carr

Jeff Hess

Chris Allison

Drew Richardson

Lilli Sukula Lindblom

Mona Ray

Thom Monckton

Sampo Kurppa

Jenny Lee Mitchell

Michael Trautman

Jennifer Sargent

Maja Bieler

Helen Donnelly

James Godwin

Avner Eisenberg

Summer Shapiro

Neil Arthur James

Gustavo Pace

Didi Sanchezco

Kenny Raskin

Mooky Cornish

Adam Kuchler

Barry Lubin

Daniel Passer

Angela Delfini

Armitage Shanks

Matt Roper

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The Clown Un_Mask – Jennifer Sargent – Clown – New York

Currently performing in a show at the Red Room, Jenny with partner Maja Bieler in “Under the Skiff”

Here is a photograph of her in that show.

Jennifer Sargent (donning a pregnant costume) in the new clown duo show “Under the Skiff”

Jennifer Sargent gesturing during her performance in “Under the Skiff”.

Jennifer Sargent with a wonderful smile in my hallway for the Clown Un_Mask Series.

For more information on the current show go here!

For tickets go here.

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“Under the Skiff” – A Clown Play with Maja Bieler and Jennifer Sargent – Red Room, NYC

Had a chance to photograph the ‘dress rehearsal’ for “Under the Skiff” at the Red Room at 85 East 4th St. NYC

Created by Maja Bieler, Audrey Lemarque and Jennifer Sargent.

Here is what the brochure says:

“In a barren immigration office, in a strange country, two native applicants wait (and wait..and wait) in hopes that their papers will be approved.

Maja Bieler and Jennifer Sargent first meeting in the immigrations office.

Maja Bieler waits for her number to be called in the line at the immigration office.

Jenny Sargent waits for her turn.

While waiting in line the two immigrants try and catch up on the newspaper.

Scared by the radical sounds in the office they find comfort atop a chair.

Jennifer Sargent is angry while her friends folds a newspaper into a hat.

Maja Bieler holds up her arm in the now very messy immigration office filled with applications and documents.

Jennifer Sargent and Maja Bieler await for the office to open once again.

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“Under The Skiff is another…one of the best shows in the NY Clown Theatre of the festival.”

Stanley Allan Sherman, Mask maker, reviewer

“This is Clown taken to the level of poetry – the clown as poet, sage, and fellow traveler.”

Jane Nichols, Yale School of Drama

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The regular ticket price is $20. For tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets on 1-800-838-3006 or visit For more information, visit

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The LeRoy Sisters host Clown Theatre Festival Cabaret – Sept.16th!

The LeRoy Sisters

(Aimee German and Jennifer Sargent)


This rollicking variety cabaret had something for everyone. Let’s get goin to introduce you to the cast!


CHANNEL ONE (Ishah Janssen-Faith and Emily James)

Ishah Janssen-Faith and Emily James crack up with the audience.



Intelligence, satire, music and wit made up this delightful show.


HARLAN the MAGNIFICENT (Quince Marcum and Tanya Solomon.)

The chemistry between these two could  light a molotov cocktail.

Cloris Flap (Tanya Solomon) is beginning to learn the ropes of magic.



“Look at me…yea look…where is the love coming from? Huh?”

A challenge for anyone! Including her creator Nettie.



A little uke and lots of great words make up this show!

What can I see over there? Is it something new and exciting? Probably not!


MISERY IN B FLAT – Dreagn Foltz and Carol Lee Sirugo

Love prevails after many wild bouts of anger and physical acrobatics.


SEND IN THE ANGELS – Denni Dennis and Clare Parry-Jones

Actions speak louder than words especially in a pillow fight.


The wonderful hostesses The LeRoy Sisters

A message for the Audience to decide what change of clothes they should make.

Curtain call for a great line up of talent.