Charlotte Observer Features Shoot Out Photographers

On May 29-30 The Light Factory will be bringing back to life it's famed ShootOut, which has a slew of great photographers working side-by-side to capture portraits of those who sign up. The cost is low and all funds go to support The Light Factory, for which Sean serves on the board. Today the Charlotte Observer ran an article featuring the photographers, which included this great photo of Sean (which had to be altered later in order to be published!). Sign up for my time slots, which will be on Saturday, May 30th (which is NOT Memorial Day weekend, by the way) here: http://lightfactory.org/shoot-out-2015/ Here's the story: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/fashion/article20320161.html

This is a photo Sean took of himself for the Charlotte Observer.
This is a photo Sean took of himself for the Charlotte Observer.

Moment Mile Exhibition Starts Today!!

Moment Mile goes on exhibit as two 100-foot prints today at the Mint Museum Uptown. See the making-of video here and read more about the project below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsoVXVE9eqg

In fall 2014, The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film invited photographers—new and seasoned—to participate in Moment Mile. Created and led by Sean Busher, the project sought to build awareness of and support for the museum's recent re-opening. On 1 November, 138 photographers gathered in Uptown Charlotte. At 6:15 p.m., the photographers stood in predetermined spots on the mile-long stretch of Tryon Street and simultaneously clicked their shutters. Then, exactly five minutes later at 6:20 p.m., they did so once again on the opposite side of the street. Stitched together, the two resulting prints – each 100 feet long and 11 inches tall –capture a single moment of a stretch of Charlotte’s urban core and acts as a historical marker of the city circa 2014.

“Participatory projects like Moment Mile are a new avenue that involve the Charlotte community in what we are doing at The Light Factory, and more broadly involve others in the art of film and photography,” said Busher, who is a board member for The Light Factory and a Charlotte advertising photographer.

Moment Mile will be on view from December 17, 2014 through February 22, 2015. The Moment Mile project was generously supported by the Arts & Science Council, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Wells Fargo.

Can You Figure Out the Puzzle?

The Arts & Science Council is using social media to build momentum for the September 23rd event called Imagine 2025: Share the Vision, a day-long event about the arts in Charlotte and a release of the 2025 Vision Plan for the ASC. Our team was commissioned to make three dynamite images to represent the future of arts in Charlotte, NC and we look forward to their release/exhibition at this event. These puzzle piece CGI images were created to send out in various social media posts to build excitement and intrigue. Take a look and start piecing together what these images will look like in their entirety. Purchase tickets to the event here: http://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/imagine-2025-share-the-vision-1

2011 City Block Project

Last year Sean created the City Block Project for The Light Factory, the photo/video museum in Charlotte's uptown.  Each year a new block is chosen for photographers of all stripes to photograph during a 24-hour period.  This year's block features the NASCAR Hall of Fame and should make for some great photography.  All those participating in the project are granted access to the museum too!  For those of you in town, grab your camera and come out for some creative fun! For more information visit www.cityblockproject.com.


BOOYA!!! Sheetz Loyalty Cards are here

We worked with Vela Strategic Marketing & Public Relations to produce a campaign for Sheetz Convenient Stores’ OOH and in-store branding. Heather, our team renaissance woman and my dear wife, spotted a couple of the billboards on a recent trip and snapped some photos for us to share (thanks Heather!).

It's always fun to see how the client utilizes our images, so we went searching for other examples and found this on their website and the following brochure.

And I'm really loving the 30-sec commercial they've made to compliment the images. Notice the last scene he's wearing the same outfit as our photos and in any Sheetz you may see a life-sized cardboard cutout of our friend here caught mid-toss of the Sheetz Loyalty Card.

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