Urban Photo Safari 2008

Urban Photo Safari 2008 t-shirt
2008 Urban Photo Safari official t-shirt

Urban Photo Safari 2008 is right around the corner! (Saturday, May 17th from 9am – 1pm, to be exact.)

Urban Photo Safari is a free event created to encourage you explore KC, get creative with your digital camera and—most of all—have fun (friends, family and non-creatives are welcome, too).

You can find the location, rules, tips and more at UrbanPhotoSafari.com. Hope to see you there!

Hot links, 7-11

The new MK12 is here! the new MK12 is here! The best part of the site? They’ve posted a huge archive of their work — you’ll be in a daze for days.

Just Do It South Africa — a fantastic new Nike campaign from W+K Amsterdam. Check their blog for samples of the print work, which features beautiful photography and pitch-perfect copywriting (the real star of the show). Similarly, the TV spot (below) looks stunning, but the VOs and sound design make it sing.

Urban Photo Safari ’07

Grab your camera and mark your calendar…. the 2007 Urban Photo Safari is officially set for Saturday, June 9th. It’s moving to Lawrence this year.

Until the official site is up and running again, you can see photos from past Safaris here.

It’s a free event, so if you’re looking for an excuse to get creative with a camera, there’s nothing quite like it.

Shave to Save

Kudos to Dean who volunteered to go bald today. Did he do it for fashion or fame? Nope, he did it for the American Cancer Society’s 2007 Shave to Save event.

As one of the few people at work with a dreamy ‘doo, Dean was on a short list of candidates. We’re all glad he was willing to go under the shears in memory of his Dad and in honor of our good friend Scott Bosworth, who made it to the event in just enough time to step up on stage and take the first swipe:

Urban Photo Safari

If you own a digital camera, live anywhere near Kansas City, and have a little free time this weekend, be sure to check out the 4th annual Urban Photo Safari.

You can find all of the important details here, but here’s the elevator pitch for the impatient: you’re given four hours and a geographic boundary to shoot as many pics as your memory card can hold. Your 10 favorite pics are posted on the Urban Photo Safari website. Once everyone’s photos are posted, you look them over and vote for the 10 best. The photo that gets the most votes wins.

I’ve done it twice now and I’m hooked. It’s a great way to stretch your creative muscles, meet some cool people and see a lot of great photos.