Monday, March 14, 2011
While looking for some stuff I shot last year, I came across pictures I took at an event here in Decatur. A local organization had organized a bowling night (probably there was some fundraising involved or something like that). Yes, in this newspaper, we shot "party pics" from time to time (more often than we would like to, I should add...). That kind of assignments basically consist in photos of people posing for the camera and cheesy-smiling. But when I arrived at the bowling alley, I saw all these people dressed in 70s outfits and the assignment got a bit more interesting. I completely forgot about the bowling and decided to focus on the costumes. Then I discovered an orange and blue wall, and that was it. Went back to my car to get a couple of strobes, umbrellas and stands and told the bowlers that I was setting up a photo booth and whoever wanted could have their picture taken. All of them showed up, got really into character and had a great time. These are just a few of many portraits I took that night.