Roundhouse has been good to me – it’s given me so many pictures! I first photographed here almost 10 years ago in March 2007 for the Guardian, covering Tim Supple’s Indian production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. It was my first job here and I got the best view in the house – straight down from the lighting grid just below the ceiling. I emptied my pockets so that nothing would fall and injure anyone and went out bouncing around up there with only a thin wire netting separating me and the actors on stage below. The picture made it in the Guardian’s Eyewitness centre spread and remains to this day one of my favourite images of the Roundhouse because of how well it shows off the unique interior space.
I’ve since photographed many more productions held at Roundhouse and each one presents its own fresh challenges and dramatic results. The in-house teams and visiting companies are always so accommodating, helping out all the access I should need, tinkering with lighting and even re-running scenes so I can get the best results. I’ve been lucky to have such great help here over the years and I hope the images do justice to those who’ve given it to me.