The party’s going strong! With delicious food and drinks in hands, the staff and customers alike are having a blast!
From the street, the store’s a spectacle! Our neighbors at Bang and Olufsen were happy to loan us a set of speakers so that we could broadcast the sound of Diana Ross’ music to the surrounding streets. In our main windows, drag queen Anita Whiteman is performing as… You guessed it: Diana Ross! Anita Whiteman is very well known in the scene, and has been recognized previously as one of San Francisco’s best. She’s a great addition to tonight’s festivities, to be sure!
Our guests are happily indulging in snacks and drinks on the house; E & O Trading is catering with an array of delicious platters, including fruit and cheese assortments and tantalizing skewers. We’ve also received generous beverage donations from Two Mile Wines and
Meanwhile, the gallery is a flurry of activity. Our Vignettes for Charity exhibition is showcasing the photographs of a handful of well-known photographers, all snapped on our Diana F+ cameras. They’ve employed a variety of techniques to show us their unique perspectives on this diverse city.
Our Vignettes photographers:
As a professional photographer, analogue junkie, and leader of the San Francisco Toy Camera group, few are more in touch with the Lomographers of the Bay Area than Christine Zona.
Laura Brunow Miner is the founder of online magazine Pictory and the creative retreat series Phoot Camps well as a designer and editor.
Doctor Popular is the city’s most notorious snap-happy character and the community manager at Postagram.
Vince Donovan can be found behind the camera and the bar at Photobooth – the world’s only tintype portrait studio and gallery devoted to alternate photography, including plastic camera, wet plate and Polaroid.
As a writer and photographer in San Francisco, Andrew M. Dalton reports on the news as Associate Editor of SFist.com.
Bertrand Pellegrin is founder and director of b. on brand Consulting, author of Branding the Man: Why Men are the Next Frontier in Fashion Retail, and regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle where he writes about fashion and design.
Having started taking photographs as a U.S. Navy journalist in the 1990s, Mark Trammell is a designer and researcher most recently focusing on how people understand and learn to use Twitter. https://twitter.com/trammell
Aaron Durand works at Twitter and takes some of the most compelling film long exposure shots we’ve seen!
Cody Bratt uses his degree in Rhetoric to study narrative and image, capturing the emotion contained in the strange, lost and fantastical.
Evan Pyle is a local Lomography.com community member who loves shooting on film because it allows endless creative expression.
We’ll check in again soon with another update of the Diana World Tour launch party!