Eight Years

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Eight years ago, I first stepped into the auditorium as a volunteer at the campus of Bergen County Academies, to photograph “Metamorphosis” a show in which my daughter was performing in.

I have completed my last show “Evita”, and it’s been an amazing journey since! I learned so much and made many new friends along the way. I will miss my time at the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, and miss those amazing productions, gifted students, generous parents, and the best teachers I have ever met. I owe everyone a debt of gratitude for providing me the opportunity to photograph so many shows, while improving my skills,  and most important, giving back through photography.

It’s been a joy, and I”ll never forget.

Here’s some numbers!

8 Years
23 Productions
71,633 Total Photographs, Including Outtakes, Sets,
Portraits and Behind The Scenes

The shows!

2008 Metamorphosis
2009 Into the Woods
2009 The Cradle Will Rock
2009 An Absolute Turkey
2010 Children of Eden
2010 The Caucasian Chalk Circle
2010 Ghetto
2011 42nd Street
2011 Loves Labours Lost
2011 A Civil War Christmas
2012 The King and I
2012 Madeline J. Small is Getting Smaller
2012 The Madness of King George III
2013 Brigadoon
2013 You Can’t Take it With You
2013 Antigone
2014 Bat Boy, The Musical
2014 Macbeth
2014 Seventh Son
2015 Kiss Me Kate
2015 DoXXED
2015 Our Town
2016 Evita

Cheers to all,

Ivan Boden
I'm a graphic designer and a photographer based in the New Jersey - New York vicinity. Ivan has photographed in theater and performing arts for nearly a decade and currently specializes in commercial, editorial, lifestyle, brand and corporate assignments.

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