Christopher Thomas – ‘Passion’

Christopher Thomas’s series ‘Passion’ – human emotions of pain and sorrow like paintings of the Old Masters, taken during the rehearsals for the 2010 production by amateur actors for the Oberammergau Passion Play.

Christopher Thomas - Passion

Christopher Thomas – Passion

 

“It is not an overview, offers no explanation and makes no claim to completeness. My intentions was to convey the timeless impressions of the Passion that are taken from classical painting – an attempt to capture the enormous energy and emotion of the performance. It is not a collection of the most important characters and scenes but tries rather to show just how important is the dedication of everyone. The few people show here stand for the huge number of participants.”

The series was published in a book by Prestel.

Oberammergau Passion Play is a play since 1634 still performed by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany, in keeping with an old tradition.