Open Call: Fashion Runway Photoshoot

So here’s the deal.  Crystal Couture is happening this week.  It’s a free event, it’s local, and it’s a chance for us to take a shot at runway photography.


I’ve done a handful of shoots for the Crystal City BID (the event hosts), and I’ve seen firsthand that they know how to organize and produce some great events.  I’m sure Crystal Couture will not disappoint.  Also, I’ve had a chance to work with the models and designers at a couple events in preparation for Couture, and everything is top notch!  Here are a few photos I snapped at the rehearsal.

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So, I’m planning to check it out on Friday and Saturday,* and you should come with me!  I’ve never done runway photography, so this is a perfect opportunity to give it a shot and hopefully broaden our portfolios.  I know there are at least a dozen of you that I have talked to about getting together to do a shoot, so here’s a chance to make that happen.  To sweeten the deal, I’m renting Nikon’s new 70-200 VR II lens, and I’d be happy to share.  Heck, if enough of you pipe up I’ll rent a second one so there’s more goodness to go around.

The show is from 6:00 to 10:00 both nights at 23rd and Crystal Drive.  Hope to see you there!

Did I mention that the show is right across the street from Chipotle?!  Seriously, my friends, this is our density!

*I’m not even going to acknowledge the pending snowmageddon; I’m over it.

Meet the Artist[s] — Encore!

If you weren’t able to make it to the first reception, you’re still in luck!  Sergio Martinez is hosting an encore reception tonight to showcase his bamboo eco sculptures at the Crystal City WaterPark (map).  I will once again be featuring my photographs of the bamboo/sculptures, so come join us and show some love for your local artists.

The event begins at 8:00.  As far as I know it will just be a time to chill, hang out, and mingle.  It sounds like there will be a lot of other artsy people there, so it might be a cool networking opportunity as well.  Plus, I will be giving away FREE high fives!!  Seriously, friends, you won’t want to miss it!

Meet the Artist[s] in Crystal City tonight

Eco Sculpture

Come stop by Crystal City today after work for a Meet the Artist reception with Sergio Martinez!  The event is hosted by Crystal City B.I.D. and will take place at the Water Park (map) from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

I have had the pleasure of taking photos of Sergio’s work at the Water Park, and he has agreed to let me showcase some of those photos tonight at the reception.  So come on out and support a couple local artists!  I’d love to see you there!!