So today my new cool thing is the NexGEN Gallery plug-in. So far I’m really happy with it. Much more than the Gallery Reloaded plug-in I tried out before. This one allows me to show some widgets on the sidebar. I’ve added a “recent photos” and a gallery specific slide show section. It’s pretty cool. I like that I can feature my photography this way. Read the rest of this entry »
s part of my role as art director at Watermark Media, I have been been able to work on Come Out With Pride‘s program/guide to their annual October event since 2007. It’s a really great event and the Pride guide always ends up being one of my favorite projects of the year. During 2010, as I had for 2008 and 2009, I had also worked during the entire year on their main advertising materials as a freelance project. 2010′s theme was “A Pride of Olympian Proportions,” so we worked with a lot of ancient Greek god/goddess imagery. We were fortunate enough to have Urban Models Inc. (UMI) donate a photographer and models to be our “gods” for the campaign. UMI was fantastic to work with and we were even able to use them later on in the year for Watermark’s 2010 Fashion and Style Issue.
For more information on Come Out With Pride 2010, read the article below excerpted from WatermarkOnline.com.
The 6th Come Out With Pride drew 7O,OOO to Lake Eola Park
BY TOM DYER
As the sun dropped behind Orlando’s skyline to the west, a breeze kicked up at Lake Eola Park and scattered remnants of the day’s massive Come Out With Pride celebration. On the north side of the lake, tired volunteers smiled as they gathered trash and stacked tents and tables onto flatbeds. In the distance they could hear the still-huge crowd cheer Martha Wash as she finished her set with the iconic “It’s Raining Men.”
By sunset, downtown joggers and dog-walkers were reclaiming the park. According to police estimates, as many as 70,000 had filled the sidewalks and lawns throughout the day. Surveying the scene, and perhaps relaxing for the first time in weeks, COWP executive director Dr. David Baker-Hargrove couldn’t stifle an exhausted smile.
“Our theme this year was ‘A Pride of Olympian Proportions’ and I feel like we delivered just that,” he said.
Then, perhaps reflecting on all that went right that day—and all that can go wrong with an event of this kind—he added a simple statement: “God loves Pride.”
In fact, COWP 2010 broke attendance records, placing it in direct competition with St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale for bragging rights as the state’s largest Pride event. A sunny, temperate day certainly boosted attendance. So did the presence of Wash and Olympic Gold Medal winner Greg Louganis. But six years into this successful incarnation of Pride in Orlando, COWP clearly has a mojo all its own.
“Oh my god, I can’t believe this,” said Lydia Mayoral, 19, of Melbourne, as she watched the heavily-made-up Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pose for pictures near the Walt Disney Amphitheater. A colorful… Continue Reading at WatermarkOnline.com