New MRI Site!

27 04 2010

MRI Lightpainting has a brand new webisite!  Please update all of your bookmarks and come visit us at mrilightpainting.com !  Whataya waitin’ for!  Get goin!

MRI Lightpainting New Site

MRI Lightpainting New Site

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Photos From the Hennessy Blackout!

13 04 2010

Yo!

Have you guys checked out the photos from the Hennessy blackout yet?  Well you better get to it!  They are up now on the MRI Flickr.

MRI Lightpainting - Hennessy Blackout

MRI Lightpainting - Hennessy Blackout 1

MRI Lightpainting - Hennessy Blackout 1

MRI Lightpainting - Hennessy Blackout 3

MRI Lightpainting - Hennessy Blackout 3

Stay tuned for more!  We’re shooting (just for fun, gotta balance out all the events) tonight!

-MRI





Got Hennessy BlackED OUT Last Night

12 03 2010

Hey guys,

Thought we’d check in a little bleary-eyed from our big event last night, shooting a photo booth at a Hennessy Black brand activation party.  A while back we were contacted to help launch the new booze, as their marketing is very light-art heavy, making us the perfect fit!

So we jumped in the car last night with our printers, camera, tripods, and our huge ridiculous bag of lights to set up a booth at a nightclub in Jersey.  On our way there, we encountered a guy selling these crazy light-swords at the entrance of the Holland Tunnel.  Taking it as a sign we picked one up, and it was everything we hoped it would be (Seriously, we’re basically spazzy 6 year olds when it comes to pretty lights).  Check out a photo of the sword below, straight from the MRI twitter.

MRI Lightpainting's New LIGHT SWORD  AHHH!

MRI Lightpainting's New LIGHT SWORD AHHH!

Once we got there we were blown away.  They went ALL OUT for this thing (dancers, drummers, body painting, black light graffiti, Angie Martinez, Snookie, Paulie D…The USUAL ha), so we made sure to bring our “A Game”.  We got our booth set up (with help from super assistant Ae Bob) and got to shooting.  It was a little bright in the club so we had to wrestle with the lights a bit, making sure we were only using super bright lights to counteract the ambient light.  After a few tries we got it figured out and shot some really cool stuff that we will be posting on the MRI flickr soon.  This bag of glowy ice cubes was our favorite light all night, thanks to its amazing brightness…also, putting them in a bag gave a really cool effect in front of the camera.

MRI Lightpainting's "Bag O' Glowy Ice Cubes"

MRI Lightpainting's "Bag O' Glowy Ice Cubes"

The crowd was a little hesitant at first (they always are) but once they saw the images, they would come back, crazy Henny drink in hand, to get another picture made…and another…and another…and we were happy to oblige.  After we got everything printed out for everyone we got back on the road exhausted but happy, crash landing back in BK at about 2 AM.  Totally worth it.

Funny side note:  We kept our equipment bags behind the bar, so by the end of the night they were SOAKED in Hennessy, literally, covered in it.  So by the time we got home everything smelled like the floor of E-40’s car.  No worries though, we just hosed ’em down with Febreze.  Good as new.

MRI Lightpainting - The Hennessy Blackout Aftermath

MRI Lightpainting - The Hennessy Blackout Aftermath

Stay tuned for the photos!!

-M::R::I





Sam’s Bar Mitzvah Photos are UP!

11 12 2009

Last weekend we spent our Saturday night partying with our new friend Sam at his Bar Mitzvah.  The event was held at The Mansion on O Street in DC.  Look the place up, there really is no other way to describe it other than “hotel meets thrift store meets rock and roll hall of fame meets acid trip.”  It has secret passageways and signed (Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Julian Lennon) guitars in every room.

Anyway, the party went off without a hitch, and we got plenty of great shots, and our NEW on-site printing was a big hit.  Check out the whole set on the MRI Flickr, and check out some highlights below.

Tomorrow night we’re booked for another Bar Mitzvah and a private party after that…after that, we’ll be working on a music video collaboration with musician/madman Jeff Taylor.  Here’s a little sample, stay tuned for the (awesome) finished product:

Jeff Taylor + LightpaintingAnd now, Sam’s Bar Mitzvah!

MRI Lightpainting at our first Bar Mitzvah

Sam is an All-Star

Sam himself

Sam himself

Totally a gang...with lasers

Totally a gang...with lasers

Everyone got into it! - MRI Lightpainting

Everyone got into it!

MRI Lightpainting at our first Bar Mitzvah

things got crazy when the DJs passed out lights

Mazel Tov Sam!






Team Lumiere Video

11 11 2009

Ha!  Check out this awesome video that Team Lumiere (see below) put together from our photo shoot.  Its got us talking about our process (only slightly less awkward than the NPR piece) and then shooting some of the pictures we ended up with that night.  Enjoy!





The Albert Parsons Project + Team Lumiere

11 11 2009

On Sunday we had the pleasure of collaborating on a design project with some Parsons School of Design students.  Team Lumiere, as they called themselves, were tasked (for a Louis Vitton design competition) to pick an artist as inspiration, and use that inspiration to create a fully realized design campaign.  Team Lumiere chose us, and Sunday night we set up a studio shoot so they could see us work and get some inspiration.

For us, it was cool to shoot more abstract stuff, which is a far cry from our photobooth work (we went back to the ROOTS!) and for them it was a chance to draw inspiration from our work, which they would channel into the fashion design world.  It was a cool collaboration, and BIG BIG BIG things will happen for all of us if they get selected for this competition.   Check out the results below, and on the MRI Flickr. Make sure to click into these…they look better bigger.

MRI Lightpainting - Pattern 1

MRI Lightpainting - Pattern 1

MRI Lightpainting - Pattern 2

MRI Lightpainting - Pattern 2

MRI Lightpainting - Lumiere 1

MRI Lightpainting - Lumiere 1

MRI Lightpainting - Lumiere 2

MRI Lightpainting - Lumiere 2

MRI Lightpainting - Team Lumiere Gets the Photobooth Treatment

MRI Lightpainting - Team Lumiere Gets the Photobooth Treatment

Stay tuned for more and fingers crossed!!!

-M::R::I