Before I explain what my plans are for this year, Let’s recap.
The first year I went to the Festival of colors I just went to take pictures at a cool event. I didn’t have any plans… just shoot. I was lucky to get some of what are still my favorite pictures.
Since then my blog posts on the event and in particular what I do as a photographer to keep my gear safe are very popular. (Note: I will not convince you it’s safe because I stopped caring if more photographers come or not, haha)
Last year I went to document. I was there to document every aspect of the festival from morning when no one was there… until well after sunset when everyone had left except some of the staff.
you can see all the pictures from previous years here
Last year I also wanted people to go and get pictures of themselves from the event. Just give back kinda thing.
While I had fun last year it was exhausting organizing about 10 photographers and going through all those images. But it was awesome having a home base like we had with the trailer.
Last year I introduced the Jarvie Window to the festival… or did I introduce the festival to the Jarvie Window? haha
I want to take memorable images. Something different… something more than just the documenting.
For sure I’ll take part in taking pictures in many if not all the count down throwings they will do every 2 hours.
But I also want to do pictures in a more controlled environment.
I played at it a little last year when a couple people dressed up for pictures.
I want to turn them into more planned approaches with people there throwing the right colors at the right time from the best angles and Avoiding my lighting equipment which I’ll have to make even better images.
This is part of my IDEAS WEEK (on my facebook page)
I want people to be the creative director of some of these shoots… not just ideas person. Help organize with me an idea from start to completion.
While ideas are great… it’s people willing to go the extra step to help make it happen.
Individuals, groups, couples, Weddings, brides, High Fashion, event, marketing, random things, planned/staged events etc etc…
Raid your old wardrobe for that awesome outfit that can be worth the exchange for some great pictures (maybe it’s one that you just don’t wear anymore)
Raid a local thrift store for the best outfits.
Come in costume.
But make it more than … this will look cool.
Because I only have so much time that day and the best ideas with people willing to put in effort will get that time.
Companies you should think how we could make this work for you. It doesn’t have to be on the day of. We can do commercial shoots using the colors… anywhere. It promotes you, it promotes me and it promotes the festival.
While I’ve got a couple of fun ideas already planned and in motion, I have a few others I’ll gladly put to the wayside if others come up with better stuff.
GAUNTLET… thrown down
so you models, aspiring models, creative directors, past, present and future brides who love wearing pretty dresses, you crazy wild fun people, and all you CREATIVE individuals… let’s see what you can come up with.