When: Wednesday, November 17th. Please show up at 5:15pm and we will start shooting promptly at sunset: 5:31pm. You total time commitment for this is no more than 30 minutes.
Where: South Pointe Park–the green space just West of Smith & Wolensky. Set your GPS to: 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
What: One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Miami, specifically South Beach, is how challenging it is to maintain a balanced, grounded lifestyle amidst the flurry of activity and frenetic pace of this amazing city. So I want to graphically depict that struggle in a photograph. Rachel Levy, LMHC co-creator of Prayerdansehttp://www.prayerdanse.com/, is a well-known conscious community builder who leads this practice of meditation in movement. She will be the primary model in this piece. What I need are volunteers who will be “running around” or doing any type of motion activity around her while she sits peacefully.
We can have a lot of fun with this. You can dress anyway you want and plan on doing some “activity” in the photo: walking, running, biking, juggling…..but whatever you do, it has to include some type of motion. Meanwhile, Rachel will not move but will sit peacefully connected in balance. meditating.. I’m going to shoot the piece at a very slow shutter speed so Rachel will be in focus, while everyone else will appear slightly blurry.
Why: I am submitting this photograph to a couple of upcoming Art Basel Miami exhibits. No guarantee that it will be in an exhibit….but let’s hope so!
Parking: There is plenty of metered parking right behind Smith & Wolensky, Lot #1 “South Pointe Park” lot. Just don’t park in their valet spots. Set your GPS to: 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
What to wear: Anything but the color white. Feel free to come in costume, wear body paint, dress up in character, bring props, hats, whatever. Just no white clothing.
For you: Each person modeling/participating in the photo shoot will receive a low-res, watermarked electronic image for your own use. And I can also post it to Facebook and “tag” you in the photo if you wan to use it in your FB photos.
Looking forward to it….see you Wednesday!
Send me an email if you’d like to be added to the Facebook event invite list for this.
Liam–P.S. Feel free to post this to your FB page and invite your friends. The more the better.