It’s been awhile since we’ve shared a story on our blog. We also wanted to share a recent event that we are very proud of.
The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series selected us to exhibit photos at the Soho House here in Manhattan. The Artisan Series is a joint effort by Bombay Sapphire and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation to discover up-and-coming artists. We are the first wedding photographers the foundation has selected. We’re so excited – it’s such a great honor to be recognized by the NYC “art scene”!
One of our bride’s parents, an art curator, once told us that even though describing our style as “fine art photojournalism” is an oxymoron, we somehow make it work. How appropriate then for our wedding photos to be shown at an art exhibit! We ultimately decided to display a mix of personal images and wedding photos.
For personal photos, we used one of our favorites, a winter wonderland picture taken in Central Park.
The Artisan Series liked the image so much they used it for the invitation!
Another of our favorites, an HDR image of the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park at night. As you can see, we love Central Park and spend a lot of time there.
Thinking they would have enough Central Park nighttime photos, we put together two images of James and Lauren’s reflections. While James is in the photos, he somehow managed to take the pictures while making sure that our 2-year-old didn’t run away. We call this photo “iDad” because it looks like the original iPod commercials.
For the wedding photos, we had to display our “I do” image,
another dramatic black and white photo from a couple’s first dance,
and a fun photo of a couple in the middle of Grand Central Terminal.
The guests could pick their favorite artwork and have it printed on a shirt. It was great to see so many people pick our pictures for their shirts. The printers told us that we were the most popular artists!
We are so happy for the recognition and to be able to help raise money for the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing inner-city youth with arts exposure and access to the arts. To find out more about the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, click on the following link: http://www.sapphireartisanseries.com/