Thursday, November 24, 2005

Liquid Silver postponed from Nov 26

Problems have come up with the location selected. We are postponing Liquid Silver. A tentative date would be Dec 17.

There is a Dec 4 fashion show "Fusion Nights" to be held at The Jazzloft above 525 Monroe in Greektown above Golden Fleece. Go up the stairs toward the psychic and turn left into Xodos.

Details regarding these shows can be directed to (Ziam Penn).

Monday, November 21, 2005

Planning overall

Here's a general plan for upcoming activities. I'll be holding discussion on this plan this evening at the Living for Sundance meeting and with key individuals in the next week.
  • Nov 20-26
    Designers contacted, project plan published; contact resources to extend project plan; identify stake holders
  • Nov 27-Dec 3
    Write articles to be submitted to papers; solicit sponsors; website fleshed out; confirm stake holders; detail project plan
  • Dec 4-10
    Preliminary articles submitted to papers; field inquiries for information; charities solicited
  • Dec 11-17
    Planning for AID shoot Dec 18; stake holders and sponsors confirmed
  • Dec 18-24
    AID photoshoot held at 1551 Winder, Eastern Market 11am-8pm on Dec 18; begin photo demonstrations online; crank up online marketing campaign
  • Dec 25-31
    Stake holders and sponsors confirmed; January photoshoot determined; locations for AID VIP show and public showcase reviewed
  • Jan 1-7
    Collection of photos for exhibition as online preview; location for AID VIP show confirmed; AID public showcase location confirmed
  • Jan 8-14
    Articles in newspapers and online announcing upcoming AID shows; online marketing is solid and at 200% above December's level
  • Jan 15-21
    Flyering for event has began; 50 or more registrations for VIP show locked in; logistics for event confirmed
  • Jan 22-28
    Final selection of models, music, designers for VIP show and public showcase
  • Jan 29-Feb 4
    Rehersal for show; equipment for show aligned and committed; 75 or more registrations for VIP show locked in
  • Feb 5-11
    AID VIP show held; AID public showcase aligned and committed; rehersal for show; exhibition items moved to public showcase

Remember to be involved with a project is to pull it to you. Ask me how to forward the project. It may be as simple as data entry of contact information. There's going to be a lot of that.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Planning: AID shoot Dec 18 (post #2)

I do not have a line-up for this shoot and I'm looking for responses sent to Send your name, phone, email, portfolio IDs, and talents (model, photog, makeup, hair, stylist, ...).

When I say line-up I'm not talking about hourly slots and such - we run the group shoot in a less structured manner which keeps the models together more. There are opportunities to get individual and smaller group photos in the time for the group shoot.

The location we will use is in Eastern Market and will be around the space used for the Liquid Silver show on Nov 26. So that is one way to see the location before we have a shoot there. One thing about using this space is I would like to contribute to the people offering the space. So I'm asking everyone to contribute $10. We can buy some food and drink with that too - since the shoot runs 11am - 8pm (9 hours). This is not the typical location I use for an AID shoot - but it can give the right feel with some set setup. The advantage here is that it will accomodate many people, it has heat, it has power.

At some point this winter we will have a shoot with more dramatic conditions for those more adventurous souls interested.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Casting: Liquid Silver Nov 17 for 26th show

Note: Liquid Silver/Fusion Nights - not Abandoned In Detroit
I've been asked to scout models for an upcoming runway show on Nov 26.
To experience a similar show this Sunday, Nov 13 come to The Jazzloft, which is over Golden Fleece Restaurant, 525 Monroe, Detroit 48226. Doors open at 6pm and the show will begin at 8pm.

Casting: Nov 17 from 8pm to 10pm for fashion show on Nov 26 (Liquid Silver), also Dec 4th (Fusion Nights). An additional casting may be added for Nov 20 (watch for an update)
Location: 1551 Winder, Eastern Market, Detroit
Desired Models: 5'10" and taller, very slim and shapely, prefer asian, latino, and ethnic mixes. Will review models outside the desired traits.
Contact: Send two photos (or select two from MM) with contact information to - you will receive upcoming opportunities through this address.

Note: this blog entry was updated Nov 17.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Planning: AID shoot Dec 18

I'll admit that I've been holding these shoots with insufficient notice sooooo.... Sunday, December 18 is going to be the next Abandoned In Detroit group photo shoot. I would love some assistance in setting up this shoot because I'm going back to work (part time) and that means less organizing time.

I may hold a few smaller shoots here and there to build content for people that happen to be travelling through town. So if you are local talent and see a fast AID notice go up and have the time to attend I would welcome you.

AID Nov 2 shootThere's a gallery of proofs from the 24 hour notice November 2 shoot. Timing on that shoot got a bit messed up, but we pulled some nice photos from the shoot. 6 models in attendance and 4 photographers. My appologies to Katie, Tony, and Carl whom I was unable to meet earlier.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Runway tryout Nov 10

Mairi Elle & Stina by candlelight
Fusion Nights,
uploaded by Fuzzytek.

Seeking runway models for funky urban chic (avante guarde) fashion shows in Detroit.

Try-out night Thursday, Nov 10 @ 9pm for 1.5 hours.
Location: The JazzLoft above Golden Fleece Restaurant in Greektown. 525 Monroe St, Detroit 48226.
Contact me (Stephen) via phone at 248-721-4289.

Runway shows to be held Nov 13 (benefit) and 26 (Liquid Silver). Additional runway events and photo opps possible.

An opportunity to meet people involved in the Abandoned In Detroit project. Please email contact information (name, email, phone, portfolio IDs) to for future emailed opportunities. This includes stylists, designers, makeup, hair, photographers, ...

Event producer is Ziam.
Compensation is exposure.
Model height and appearance is not as important as PRESENCE - you have to have a funky sense of style and be expressed!
A portion of proceeds from AID events is donated to Detroit charities. We are holding these to promote Detroit's style.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

AID shoot Nov 2, 2005

Mairi Elle & Stina by candlelight
Abandoned In Detroit,
uploaded by Fuzzytek

I received notice that Mairi Elle & Stina were travelling in from Columbus, Ohio and interested in being part of Abandoned In Detroit (AID). So I rounded up some of our local talent and brought together a photo shoot within 24 hours.

Things got a little messed up on the start time and coordinating who was to be where and when. So one model, Katie, was shooting with Tony Aria and Carl Oxley III late in the afternoon.

Evening arrived and we had Danielle, Amy, Andi, Mairi Elle, Stina shooting with Mike (TimeFragment) and Stephen (Fuzzytek). The evening shoot was a bit challenging photographically held with candlelight and flashlights. Click here for proofs of Fuzzytek's photos.

Please message if you are interested in being part of a December 18th Abandoned In Detroit shoot. We are very interested in bringing designers and stylists into our shoots - we have sufficient models for you to showcase several outfits at one time rather than generating individual images. We are shooting artistically for art / fashion exhibition purposes.