It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Ed Krieger. Since 2012, Ed Krieger had photographed dozens up dozens of plays at Casa 0101. A consummate professional, always early, discreet and in the background while always delivering high quality professional pictures, that made Casa 0101 plays, as well as countless other theaters in Los Angeles look outstanding.
Ed’s prices were reasonable, and he was very flexible. I can’t remember the number of times a play was running behind schedule, and we had to push back the photoshoot for a couple hours, and Ed would never complain. Sometimes he took pictures while we were rehearsing, because there simply was no time to stop and do a regular photo shoot.
In the world of intimate theater where budgets are small, the behind the scenes process of getting a show up is often chaotic, especially the week before opening. Ed, in contrast, was this lighthouse of stability, clicking away from his camera and capturing the essence and the beauty of what we, theater artists, attempted to bring to life.
I never remember Ed not arriving for his call time at least 15 minutes early. Then, when it came to touch ups and delivering hard copies of pictures to the theater, again he was timely. Working with Ed, was like putting money in the bank. He was reliable to a “T”. Though we never had any deep conversations, little by little we found out about each other. He had been an actor himself, and he had a wonderful deep radio voice. He had two children. But though I personally did not know many details about Ed’s personal life, who he was, was captured in his work. Reliable, dependable, attentive to detail, professional. He will be missed. May he rest in peace, knowing he captured the magic of theater for time immemorial.