Love is in the Air at The Phoenix…
The Phoenix held their long awaited Guitar Gala last night. The primary focus of the night was the auction of approximately 20 guitars (donated by the Gibson Foundation), each designed and customized by local and nationally recognized visual artists.
100% of the proceeds from the Guitar Gala will be dedicated to supporting the free-of-charge after-school music, theater and arts programs for at-risk youth of the North Bay – as well as to help preserve the historic Phoenix Theater, which has served as an important performing arts venue for over 100 years – hosting a diverse group of artists ranging from Enrico Caruso to Louis Armstrong, from Carlos Santana, Sublime, and Metallica to Green Day and Hilary Duff.
To read more about the Phoenix click here: http://www.thephoenixtheater.com/
For my contribution to the event, I volunteered the Photo Booth that Arann and I created, which has appeared on the blog several times before. But little did I know I was actually setting up a kissing booth.
Every time I have set up the booth in the past, I find at least one or two photos of love birds kissing for the camera… but last night was a record. I don’t know if just being in the youthful Phoenix building was the secret love potion, but people were definitely happy and in love at The Phoenix Guitar Gala.
And hopefully all that love helped The Phoenix reached their monetary goal, so they can continue to pass the love on to our North Bay youth.
If you took your photo in the Photo Booth… click the link below to find your photographs:
Windrush Farm Holiday Art Sale 2008 – and the Photo Booth with Hats
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our annual Windrush Farm Holiday Art Sale. It was another really fun day on the farm with… good art, good people and good food. We loved seeing all your faces and we’re happy you shared your faces in our Photo Booth.
To see the rest of your faces from the Photo Booth, please click the link below:
Just a small intermission…
It has been ages since my last post, and for that I apologize. It has been a crazy time, but I am back and ready to blog again. The good news is, hopefully, there will be lots of fun posts, as I have to make up for lost time.
The most recent photo news: Arann and I built a photo booth… for real. A for real real photo booth, and so we are excited to have that as a part of the Paige Green Photography tool box.
The occasion was KWMR’s Bi-Annual Barn Party Gala at Warren Hellman’s amazing ranch in West Marin and the theme was the Golden Age of Radio. Warren Hellman is the fantastic man behind the (FREE) Hardly Strictly Bluegrass concert series in the Golden Gate Park every year. So, needless to say, Arann, a big fan of bluegrass and an aspiring performer at Hardly Strictly, really really wanted to go to KWMR’s Bi-Annual Barn Party Gala at Warren Hellman’s barn…. so he sold KWMR on a photo booth… that we didn’t have.
(Here we are still setting it up and testing it out. I really liked the distorted larger than life head and tiny body wide angle look… but Arann thought it was a bit much… so we went with a more standard style below.)
So… long story short… we pulled it off (barely) by the hair of our collective chins… and in the end it looked pretty cool. And now we are excited to use it for future events… so if you want a photo booth at your next event… we’ve got a good one for you… just tell us the theme and well bring the props.
For those of you who attended the event, and would like your complimentary paige green photography photo booth photo… just click here.
Photo Booth Geniuses!!
For my friend Claudia’s wedding, I wanted to set-up a photo-booth, where the guests could photograph themselves. I like photo-booths because people are always more relaxed and creative when they are allowed to photograph themselves, rather than when a stranger is taking their photo. And at weddings, inevitably there are guests that I am not able to photograph, so a photo-booth helps ensure that the couples have photos of everyone who wants to be photographed.
So before the wedding, I sought advice on how to set it up from Jessamyn, a photographer friend, who often sets up photo stations at her weddings. And then I sought help from Thomas, another photographer friend, who was also coming to the wedding. Together we set up the station with lights, a cable release and a sign instructing people on what to do.
The day after the wedding, Thomas and I were flipping through the photos, and we found a lot of good ones, but mostly the usual: smiling, kissing, silly face photos…. and then we found this…
Absolutely amazing!! I have no idea who these people are, but they are photo-booth geniuses in my book. Anyone who is that creative when left alone with a camera has got to be fun to hang out with.
And well… then there was this one… but I know these two, and yes, they are lots of fun to hang out with!