"Print' is an installation by Orlando photographer David Lawrence. He along with a team of skilled creatives will be setting up a pop up photo studio for anyone to come, sit for a professional portrait, and leave with a print of themselves in hand.
We believe that print is dying. Less and less are the days of seeing a photo of yourself off of a screen or pictures of your loved ones in an old photo album. Our hope is that people will hold a print of themselves in their hands, see how beautiful print can be, and be inspired to begin creating and capturing moments that can live off of screens for years to come .
Lawrence will be displaying images he has captured of loved ones on gallery walls next to the studio. We will print a second copy of each image captured to add to the gallery display. Over the course of two days we will build a print gallery of 100's of individual portraits of people from all across the city!
I will need to set up a couple hours before the event for getting lighting/printing dialed in, and hanging the gallery.
Due to the nature of this installation(1000's of dollars of photo equipment, lighting, printer, laptop, a paper backdrop, and light stands), the installation will need to be held inside.
Ideally, I would like a corner of a room where there are two walls that we can hang photos and leave them up over night w/ out having to take them down or build as many walls.
The studio set up we will be using will look similar to this:
The backdrop w/ stands is about 9 feet in diameter.
There will be one main light source about 5 feet away from the subject.
There will also be a table next to where I will be photographing where someone will sit to print, edit, and package the photos.
The studio alone(Not including the gallery walls) will need at least 15ft by 15ft space, plus room for people to wait in line for portraits and the print. (I'll will provide some form of tape to direct people where to stand.)
In total we (ideally) will need a 30 by 30 foot space.
Either to the left or right of the studio(Or both) we will have gallery walls set up for displaying images similar to the photo below.
We would love to have the walls set up like this around the studio area for people to look at images like a legitimate art gallery.