When I first got to the 600 Block Party around 6:30’ish there was a good amount of people mulling around, the police had the block shut down and still I was hesitant to walk in the middle of the street out of habit. Wandering around a bit as the sun went down and DJ Mega started livening everyone up with some music I got my self into the “block party” groove. The evening’s party culminated with an amazing fashion show produced by several of the designers on the 600 block (MISRED Outfitters , All Sewn Up Boutique, 1 of 1 Customs with Rasta, House of Merch, and more).
Thoroughly, an amazing evening with, ridiculous turn out, packed venues, hot models, exceptional fashions? you get the idea. This was what First Friday (the monthly downtown block party here in St Petersburg, FL) really should be!
Read about the 600 Block Party on Creative Loafing’s website or click here to view my full set of my photos from the evening.
More photos after the jump
During most days I play the role of a mild-mannered web programmer. One of the places that I program for is a creative shop that handles a fair amount of local political campaign work (MityMo Design). Today we trekked off down the street to Straub Park so we could see Governor Charlie Crist announce that he is running as an independent for a Senate seat. Any political commentary aside, I believe that he’s got a good shot at it now.
Of course, I had my camera with me…. More photos after the jump.
I was contacted by the Sarah Gerard and Mitzi Gordon from The Dali Museum of St Petersburg about photographing their portion of Creative Loafing’s Sensory Overload event several weeks ago. They were going to do a temporary art installation in the form of a Dali inspired fashion show and performance art. To say that I was a little excited to do this is really denying my inner tendency for hyperbole.
Over the evening of shooting the Dali’s exhibit at Creative Loafing’s Sensory Overload party) I met some awesome people and had a great time. I’d like to give props to Mitzi Gordon for all of her hard work organizing the exhibit, the designers Ivanka Ska, Aleka Pheonix, Ungala and all of the performers including the staff from the Dali Museum, the dancers from USF and University of Tampa, and Hillsborough Community College and everyone else involved. You were all amazing to work with!
I had to wait a little while to post my take on the evening so that the Dali could get first exposure on the entire set of photos from the evening and Creative Loafing could run with the photos that I took while wandering around with their street team after the Sensory overload party was over.
And with that, I give you my photographic story of the evening?
Related photos: The complete photo set that I provided The Dali Museum here, the street photos that I provided to Creative Loafing here, or view the whole set here.
I’m pretty excited about how the photos from the show last night look, even at my first quick glance through them! Here’s on of my favorites. It’s inspired by this famous Dali photograph.
My next art show opens this Friday at the Emerald Bar in St Petersburg, FL. Coincidently it’s also George’s birthday!
If you’ve been to the Emerald and seen me there with my camera, changes are that I’ve shot your picture at some point. Come out & see if you’re on the wall. There’s 30 feet of photos & Justin Grant throwin out some awesome music.
What: My first solo art show => Patterns Repeated
When: Saturday May 9th 8PM-Midnight
Where: Cafe Bohemia, 937 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL
Come out & show your support!
The show will be up for a month, but come out & enjoy the opening event.
I don’t think that I‘ve seen quite so much pink in any one place EVER! I went down to cheer on a friend as she completed the 3 days (60 miles) of walking for the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure. Maybe I’m just a little messed up but why not just do it in one day? Regardless, there were so many people who participated, it was truly an impressive sight to see.
Congratulation Bridgett for working so hard for a cause that is so grand and so very worthwhile.