It is going to take me a while to go through all the AMDEF pictures I took this month, so they will be coming slowly out of post processing. But have about 1/2 of them done, so time to talk about them. AMDEF rocked, and is something I am going to do as the event progresses and I can get access to the show. Lots of interesting things to go see, the combination of Art, Music, Dance, Entertainment and Fashion made for an awesome night out. Of course we had to leave early, but maybe next year I can hang out for the whole show and see it through to the end. It just seemed like the party would never stop and I had other things to do the following morning.
Overall though, AMDEF makes for an interesting look into the arts and music culture here in Seattle. I don’t know if any other towns do something similar to this, but they should. I can’t speak for the self esteem of those I took pictures of, but I also know that this set of pictures caused the most controversy that I have had with a photo shoot in a long time. From getting flagged for porn on Facebook, to general upset that “this makes me look fat” to misuse of tagging on Facebook, and then the general silence on G+ this obviously was something that people loved, hated, felt uncomfortable with, or otherwise caused an emotion of some sort.
This just leads me on to my continuing problems with facebook, and we decided to cut down on the pain on my regular person feed that I would start a new fan page for Studio 5 Graphics, as well as moving into my own studio so I get out of the house living room. I don’t know why something like AMDEF would cause problems on Facebook, but it sure did. Maybe that is what art and culture should be all about, making people uncomfortable. Maybe I scored a win here, and that is something that a photographer should be happy with, making people uncomfortable.
If I have not made you uncomfortable yet, give me some time, I’ll get to you eventually. In the mean time enjoy the best show of the night – Angie and the Car Wrecks, punk-a-billy was awesome. As I get more done, I’ll post them.