Diary of a Flasher: Urban Beach Week, Dirty Hairy, and Youth Fair, Bro!
LIV's light show is out of this world
Photo by Jipsy, nefariousgirl.com
With all the rain and clouds, I've kept myself busy shooting all over town. Best time, in a long time, goes to the 10th annual Urban Beach Week this past weekend. Ocean Drive is wide open, but traffic was almost at a standstill. That is, of course, because part of the experience is to cruise all over South Beach showing off your chromed-out, expensive cars and that alone seemed like a parade of shiny, colorful toys.
My favorite visuals, though, came courtesy of the ladies. Most looked as though they were living in a video, dressed in high heels, bathing suits, and jewelry -- that's it, walking up and down the streets day and night. It was a live fashion show at any time of the day or night.
I ended up passing by LIV this past Wednesday for the Dirty Hairy party, to check out the Juan Maclean's live show. First, I love the lighting at that club, it's absolutely gorgeous. This is by far one of my favorite clubs to shoot. But I always end up staying longer than I want to and before you know it, I've caught over a hundred frames of goodness. These images, like so many, will have to sit in queue for a couple of days, but I will get them out sooner than later.
Something I think you late night dinner people might like is the new Au Pied De Cochon on South Beach (81 Washington Ave). As of today it's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I had the pleasure of eating lunch the other day and it was fantastic. The food was good, the service perfect (never needed to ask for a refill of water), and the French music was at a decent level. I picture people having a late-night coffee and dessert after a date, or sharing the mussels and frites with a nice glass of wine. Cliché, maybe, but that sounds like a perfect summer evening.
This week I will be shooting the closing of The Youth Fair, Bro art show in the Design District, a project right out of the minds of Meatball, a.k.a Robert Lorie and Justin H Long. They've created their own version of the Gravitron, there's a Himalaya Dance Party, and there's a yummy LARDASS food concession. Be at the fair this Saturday, 4141 NE 2nd Ave, Suite 103 from 8 p.m. till midnight.
Jipsy is the photographer extraordinaire behind nefariousgirl.com.
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