PHOTOS: Summer Sparkler Portraits

Over the weekend, we had our first summer BBQ party at BKC Bushwick and celebrated the evening with some spectacular sparkler portraits. Special thanks to Andrew Oberstadt for stepping in with some colorful gels which we used to create these vibrant effects with our camera set to bulb mode.  Andrew also fashioned a really handy sparkler holder out of wire so we could easily paint around our subjects.  The result: SPARKLER SUCCESS! (and no one got burned, thankfully!)

Below, some images captured that evening by Andrew Oberstadt, Justin Lin and Shavon Meyers. 

Thank you to all for coming out and contributing to this epic evening of photo magic!  

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt 

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt 

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt

Photo by Justin Lin

Photo by Justin Lin

Photo by Andrew Oberstadt

Photo by Shavon Meyers

Photo by Shavon Meyers

Photo by Shavon Meyers

Photo by Shavon Meyers

Photo by Shavon Meyers

Carefully painting sparkle fire around our very patient subject Iris Ebert! 

"Reveal" Alan Winslow's 24 Hour Portrait Project

We are ecstatic to announce that our instructor Alan Winslow is shooting a portrait project at Rabbithole Gallery next Thursday, March 5th as a part of Dumbo's First Thursday.  It will be a two night performance piece called Reveal: 24 Portraits of 24 Strangers in 24 Hours, it will start Thursday evening March 5th, and end the next night Friday March 6th.  During the 24 hour time period Alan will photograph 24 strangers, 24 prints will be made, one of each model, and flush mounted to the gallery walls.  At the end of the 24 hours will be the reception where the public can view each portrait.  The strangers he will be shooting are connected through their participation in this project, and he will be collaborating with each of them to make a portrait that reflects some of their individual truths or stories.  Come by Thursdayevening and take a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes of a photo shoot, or drop by and cheers Alan at the end of the 24 hours that Friday night.  Read more about the project on Rabbithole's website here.

Shooting performance: Thursday, March 5th 7 PM - on 
Opening reception: Friday, March 6th 6 - 9PM


At Rabbithole Gallery 33 Washington St. Brooklyn, NY