photos used in installation: Dakota Fine
behind the scenes photos of Dakota taking photos: Julia Benton
When we decided to partner up with the Newseum to throw the “holiday party to start all 2010 holiday parties“ the first thing we thought after we took in the massive screens and amazing projection technology the space has on offer was that “we have to do some sort of a photo installation/animation here”
So we decided to create the ultimate (or as close to ultimate) BYT 2010 DC Holiday Card and have our very own Dakota Fine shoot it, and our graphic designer/genius Erik Loften create it.
So- we stocked up on vitaminwater, smirnoff and champagne (fuel of the gods) and invited (literally) hundreds (and could have probably invited thousands) of our favorite 2010 DC people to stop by the Gibson Guitar Showroom and have their snapshot taken one Saturday, and famously, and almost unbelievably they did. We shot: chefs, musicians, djs, artists, writers, bloggers, curators, photographers, fashion designers, gallery girls, dancers, trailblazers, and even some DC United Players in what turned out to be one of the best days we’ve had in a while: as cliche as it sounds, the room was brimming with DC love and well, we loved it.
You can see the final product of our labors THIS FRIDAY, AT OUR “ALL ACCESS” HOLIDAY PARTY @ THE NEWSEUM (TICKETS ARE $20 AND AVAILABLE NOW AND HERE) but we could not help but give you a little sampling of “behind the scenes” action at the shoot as well as just a handful of the final product photos (scroll below).
AT THE SHOOT:
and now! lets looks at a teeny-tiny portion of the final results (we’re showing 40 photos here out of over 2000 that will be used, and will be made into an animation that will premiere on the big Newseum screen on Friday-as a sort of a holiday card from us to you)