We’re now two days away from the big night! (Where did the time go?) One of our interns caught up with the ladies who are carrying the big guns, their cameras – Megan Pauls and Erin Legare of Dragon-Fly Photography. They gave us an intro to what they have planned for their fantastical photo booth at the Masquerade, February 18th.
BAG: Tell us a bit about your studio.
DF: Dragon-Fly Photography Studio was started in 2009 while Erin and I were in our final year at NBCCD. While in college, we did several projects together and noticed a shared style and love of all things nerdy and fantastical. We thought it would be immensely fun to open a studio that focussed on fantasy portraiture. Our work ranges from traditional portraiture to weddings and events, but we have the most fun doing fantasy portrait projects. We create our surreal background scenes using a combination of hand-crafted miniatures and hand-drawn digital elements, and photograph our clients in costumes, often with elaborate hair and make-up design. It’s a wonderfully creative process!
BAG: What do you have in store for us at the masquerade?
DF: Last year we made use of this wonderful ornate frame from the Gallery to turn the gala guests into a real work of art. This year, in keeping with the gold and glittery theme, we’ve got some wonderful rich and sparkly fabrics to create a decadent background to show off everyone’s celestial costumes. (We’ve also streamlined our set-up, so the line should flow a lot more smoothly!)
BAG: What are you looking forward to the most at the event?
DF: Both Erin and I were blown away last year by the effort everyone put into their costumes. I think I’m most excited to see how people dress up this new theme. I’m also quite excited for the opportunity to dress up myself – it’s a great way to chase away the mid-winter blues!
BAG: Will we find you at Boom! for the after party?
DF: Definitely. Since we’ll be busy photographing for most of the actual event in the Gallery, we’ll be ready to get our dance on at the after party!
With Dragon-Fly Photography Studios’ eye for the fantastical the photo booth is sure to be a great success and a great keepsake! For more information on the artist and their studio you can visit their website at www.dragon-flystudio.ca/index.html
In case you haven’t penciled it into your calendar yet, the masquerade party takes place this Saturday, February 18 from 9:00pm – Midnight. Tickets are 30$; while some tickets still remain we don’t expect them to last long!
Contact the Front Desk at 458-2028 to buy your ticket today!
All proceeds help support the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s programming