by Jay Ray / @jayrayisthename
When all the dust settles, and all the stories have been told, the one definitive gift we leave behind is that which we create.
Sean Fahie understands Atlanta. He's quite possibly the most uniting force in the art scene. If I go back and listen to all of my Seeing Sounds shows, he's probably the most consistent person mentioned by other people. That kind of spirit you can't fake.
Sean had and idea. (I'd imagine he has lots of them.) Get a bunch of creatives together and take a group photo. This seems like an innocent idea, but there's precedent for this sort of idea - the most iconic being A Great Day In Harlem by Art Kane or, even closer to home, John Croom's 2003 image A Great Day In Atlanta.
So while Sean's "Group Photo" idea seems innocent and fun - this is one of the things in Atlanta history that will be studied long after we're gone. Nope, you can't fake that funk!
Official photography for the shoot was by Artemus Jenkins. (It should be noted that he's so freaking talented!!!) Official photos can be found at http://www.thedarkestcolor.com/.
Below are my "behind the scenes" photos of the day through my eyes.