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On Friday we threw a party to celebrate Johnny Major‘s Debut Album “This is the Sound” going up on iTunes, and we also took the opportunity to premiere their new music video for Ghetto Fabulous. If you weren’t able to make it out on Friday, don’t worry! Ghetto Fabulous is now on YouTube! Watch below…

This was a Christoph Benfey‘s directorial debut and also features the talented and dynamic Anna Cyzon. Chris Wardle held things down as the camera operator and also edited the final cut. The entire video was shot in 1 day in Hamilton, Ontario.

Since the Photo Booth at WTFunk Happened to 2011?! was such a success, we decided to do it again! But we all ended up having the most fun in it after the party was over! Here are some pics, the rest will be up on our Facebook Page later tonight or tomorrow.

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GG Cole did an amazing job of warming the crowd up before the video started andSanjay Patel made it out again to contribute his signature live art in between sets. This one turned out to be one of my favourites so far!

Another masterpiece by Sanjay Patel

I hope everyone had a great time and we’re definitely looking forward to the next one! Thanks again to everyone that made an effort to come out for the party! Now go spread the word on this video!!

Christoph

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Everyone in Hamilton knows what happens on the second Friday of every month. Of course I’m talking about Art Crawl! What you didn’t know is that starting this month Low Key Studio will be launching the Art Crawl After Party.

To kick things off we’re pairing up this months Art Crawl After Party with some great friends of ours, Johnny Major. They just released their debut full-length album on iTunes and they decided to celebrate the occasion with us here at Low Key! This will also be the Official Premiere Screening for their Music Video for the song Ghetto Fabulous. They’ll be doing a live acoustic rendition of some of the songs on their album, and GG Cole will be doing an acoustic set as well.

Poster by Christoph Benfey

There will be art on display and for sale in the gallery, as well as Live-Art by Sanjay Patel. Cash bar, so this will be 19+, but FREE TO GET IN!!! If you’re Art Crawling on Friday the 13th, definitely make an effort to stroll over and pop in for a look! Things get started when the Art Crawl starts to slow down. See you here!!

Oh, and while you’re here…check out the workshops and studio rental we offer here at Low Key ; )

Seriously, 2011 flew by!

On Friday we decided to try out hosting a Funk Show featuring DJs John Sikich, Mother Tareka, LP, Devon Craig and Kojo B. Chintoh. We didn’t really know what to expect for a crowd but were pleasantly surprised by nothing but an incredible bunch! I wish I’d been able to take more photos from the dance floor, but we got lots of great moments captured in the make-shift photo booth we set up.

Sanjay Patel was back again doing to perform some Live Art in the Gallery, while the DJs held things down in the Studio. We had so much fun hosting this and received so much positive feedback that we’re definitely going to do it again! Stay tuned for more details, but we’ve nailed the date down to Feb 24th 2012, so mark it on your calendars!

The photos from the booth are up now on our Facebook Page, check them out, and tag yourself if you dare! Thank you so much to everyone that came out and we look forward to seeing you all again in Feb (if not sooner)!

Workshops will be starting up very soon, so if you’re interested in taking your picture taking abilities to new levels and are on a budget, check those out! Also, for studio rentals, we’re offering 20% off for a limited time, so book today to take over Low Key Studio for your next photoshoot, video, or event!

Photos from the Booth up on Facebook!

Much love,

Christoph

It’s been a busy month here so far, so I haven’t had much time to do any updating! But things are winding down now for the holidays, so before I get to my last minute Christmas shopping…here’s what’s going on!

The Work of Sanjay Patel is currently on display in the Gallery. He’ll be doing a live painting again on December 30th with live music and the like. It’ll be a fantastic time! Details HERE.

The Work of Sanjay Patel, on display and for sale at Low Key.

The Work of Sanjay Patel, on display and for sale at Low Key.

The Work of Sanjay Patel, on display and for sale at Low Key.

The Work of Sanjay Patel, on display and for sale at Low Key.

In other news, in between rentals and shoots, I’ve been finding time to hang some of my own prints!

A canvas wrap of my photo of the Herkimer building.

One of the hot sellers

Paradiso, by Christoph Benfey

Lonliness, by Christoph Benfey

Easier on the wallet...the 5x5 collection

Nothing like a little bit of shameless self-promotion! I also realized I don’t have any photos up yet of the actual studio since it was finished! What was I thinking? Here you go…

The Make-up Area

The Kitchenette...the mini-fridge is being delivered next week.

Comfortable Couches

Manfrotto Ceiling Mounted Seamless system & Top-Line Speedotron Lighting System.

We have a Neutral Grey, White, Black & Green mounted by default.

Control up to 4 heads from this pack, slap a pocket wizard (we have them) on your camera and you're good to go for wireless shooting!

So there you have it! A bit of an information overload, maybe…but hey, it’s Christmas! There are still spaces available for the workshops in January, so check that out if you’re interested for yourself, or for a gift for the photo enthusiast on your list. Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!

Christoph

We’ve finally gotten enough confirmation to move forward with an Official Announcement for the Grand Opening Party! Low Key Studio & Gallery will have the official Community Launch Party on November 26th featuring DJ Adverb on the Technics and of course Sanjay Patel doing the Live Painting.

There are still more possibilities including a possible acoustic set by pop-duo Johnny Major who’s newest album is dropping on the 11th! And there will definitely be a fun-photo booth set up at the party.

Keep checking back for more information on this BYOB party. To sign up for the facebook event, click HERE. It’s not mandatory for entry but will help me with numbers and I’ll be able to keep you in the loop.

Hope to see you all there!

Christoph

 

 

Sanjay stopped by to shoot a live painting session today. We’re putting together some promos for the launch party and this is going to be one of them. I’m a big fan of Sanjay’s work because it’s abstract, yet intentional. He’s often commissioned to do custom work for residential and commercial customers, where he’ll design a piece which caters to all of the considerations in a specific room.

Sanjay Patel

Sanjay will be doing live paintings at the Official Launch Party which has been set for November 26th, 2011. He’ll be one of the Featured Artists of the night with work on display. If you are an artist based in the GHA (Greater Hamilton Area) and would like to have your work featured at the Launch Party, send an email to admin@lowkeystudio.com and give me a background on yourself and your work.

Check back later this week for the Launch Party promo video featuring Sanjay Patel working on this piece!