daShiv in NYC August 14, 2007 4:18 PM   Subscribe

DaShiv is coming to NYC (fulfilling my hope). Circa Sep. 15 to 25th. If you don't know DaShiv, he is famous for his amazing knack for stunning professional-grade candid photography, especially in meetup contexts (not that we weren't all gorgeous to begin with). We need to: a) plan one or more meetups around his visit, with the focus being on providing good backdrops for all the pics he's going to take. I suggest at least one indoor location and one outdoor location. b) provide places for him to stay. I can donate floor space in Hoboken for a couple of nights. We need to do this soon so that he can confirm his flight dates and be sure that he won't be left huddled on a grate in Central Park, taking photos of rats.
posted by bingo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:18 PM (51 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I, for one, would like to see pictures of the NYC mefites in their natural habitat: Manitoba's.
posted by mullacc at 4:25 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


gargh. thesuperhero and I are away from the 14th through the 24th. damnit.
posted by Stynxno at 4:31 PM on August 14, 2007


Taking GOREGOUS photos of rats.
posted by jonson at 4:39 PM on August 14, 2007


Because what NYC needs is another goddamn meetup.
posted by item at 4:53 PM on August 14, 2007


DaShiv is a great guest and all around nice guy and if you give him shelter you won't be sorry. Be good to him, NYC.
posted by melissa may at 5:30 PM on August 14, 2007


Indeed he is, and he was my wedding photographer and guest so I will remember him till the day I die. Even after catching him in bed with my wife.
posted by jonmc at 5:34 PM on August 14, 2007


Hm. Maybe I'll make the trek out. Been nearly a year since I've been to NYC and that was for less than 24hrs.
posted by sciurus at 5:40 PM on August 14, 2007


Man....I'll be gone 17th-22nd...sort of awkwardly right in the middle of the visit. AND I'm going to see Les Savy Fav on the night of the 22nd.
posted by kkokkodalk at 5:42 PM on August 14, 2007


Hey kkokkidiodssssssskkkkkkk! I will see you at Les Savy Fav.
posted by unknowncommand at 5:48 PM on August 14, 2007


I will see you and RAISE you a Les Savy Fav, in fact.
posted by unknowncommand at 5:48 PM on August 14, 2007


I greatly prefer being behind the camera rather than in front of it, so I believe I'll skip this one.
posted by blaneyphoto at 5:55 PM on August 14, 2007


unknowncommand: WOoOOOOOOOoooooo!!!! Actually I already have a ticket but I'm a little worried because my flight lands on the 22nd around 3 in the afternoon...I'm crossing my fingers that it does indeed land at that time. SO HOPEFULLY SEE YOU THERE TOO!!! (maybe with my luggage)
posted by kkokkodalk at 6:14 PM on August 14, 2007


my birthday is the 22nd, although i haven't figured out what my plans for that event will be... still I expect to do something for that. I would at least try to swing by a downtown meetup any other night.
posted by mdn at 6:25 PM on August 14, 2007


Awesome. I expect nothing less than perfection in the pics, DaShiv!
posted by gaspode at 6:42 PM on August 14, 2007


Even after catching him in bed with my wife.

I got to be in bed with pips and DaShiv. A dream come true.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:46 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Stynx and I are out of NYC from September 14-24, so come on DaShiv! Push back (or pull forward) the trip just a few days! We would love to see you!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:59 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well fuck me, DaShiv I would like to register a formal complaint. Here I am travelling across this whole fucking country, looking to prove that MetaFilter is made out of people, and you are going to slip from my grasp again?!? When will you make ME beautiful?
posted by Meatbomb at 7:56 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks for getting the ball rolling on this, bingo! I'm a bit dubious on how "professional-grade" my meetup photos are, since I'm not (cough) "handicapped" by alcohol during an actual photo gig. Speaking of meetups, I'm thinking a smallish casual meet-and-greet during the week and a big photo bash during the weekend -- how does that sound to everyone?

Fish and houseguests start to stink after three days, so it would be great to find a series of hosts willing to put me up for no more than two or three nights. Passing the hot potato along, if you will. (Plus, it's always fun to meet new people!) My first priority in planning: I'm not sure what the cab/public transit situation will be like over there and I'd like to minimize the inconveniences of my comings and goings for my hosts (and myself), especially to/from LaGuardia. I'm a very no-frills traveler, so minimizing inconveniences all around easily trumps creature comfort concerns to me. Couches, futons, air mattresses, bedspreads on the floor -- it's all good. I'd love to hear from you if you're willing to put me up for a couple of nights (email is in profile).

If you have a beefy computer with Photoshop CS3 (or are willing to have it installed) that I can hijack for a day after the meetup to do photos, that'd be especially great!

melissa may: Thanks! Much love.

jonmc: It's not my fault that women find me irresistable!

mdn: I hope to have the chance to meet you in person while I'm there -- you've been one of my MeFi muses for a long time now and I've been looking forward to the opportunity of snapping a photo of you.

Stynxno and TPS: Okay, I've just booked the tickets for Sept 17th to Sept 27th. I can't go earlier (because of the lead time required for the freebie tickets) and I can't go later since I have to be in L.A. at the beginning of August to do a wedding. (And I hope I don't wind up on a grate in Central Park for setting the dates arbitrarily like this.) Hope to see you again; this photo of you two was one of my favorites from jonmc's wedding.
posted by DaShiv at 7:57 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!

DaShiv can stay at my apartment September 25 & 26; I'm right near LGA airport, so I can get him shuttled off appropriately on the 27th.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:04 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I have to be in L.A. at the beginning of August

October, dammit.
posted by DaShiv at 8:08 PM on August 14, 2007


I'm out of town on vacation that entire time :( Pooples.
posted by spec80 at 8:15 PM on August 14, 2007


I'm going to a concert the 23rd.
posted by brujita at 8:24 PM on August 14, 2007


What Melissa May said. You folks are in for a treat! Have a great meetup, DaShiv and NYC MeFiers! Can't wait to see the pictures.
posted by Lynsey at 8:40 PM on August 14, 2007


i'll also be at the le savy fav show on the 22nd. rock show meetup?
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:17 PM on August 14, 2007


since I'm not (cough) "handicapped" by alcohol during an actual photo gig

Surely you mean "embiggened".
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:22 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'll be in town, and I'd love to see dashiv again.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:14 PM on August 14, 2007


Also, dashiv - you can stay with me for a couple nights, if you don't mind dealing with my work schedule. Drop me a line - email is in profile.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:15 PM on August 14, 2007


May I also add that, as well as being an amazing photographer DaShiv is also one of the most charming, sweetest people I've ever met too. Go to the meetup to meet him, not just to get your photo taken.

Oh, and he's a total babe magnet. That goes without saying.
posted by essexjan at 1:00 AM on August 15, 2007


I'll be back in NYC on the 25th of September. I'm not holding out hope, but I'm keepig tabs on this thread to see how it goes.
posted by piratebowling at 2:27 AM on August 15, 2007


*reserving entire second half of September on wall calendar*
posted by GrammarMoses at 5:51 AM on August 15, 2007


I am extremely tempted to come up to New York for a meetup simply to be on his camera. Extremely tempted.
posted by schroedinger at 5:59 AM on August 15, 2007


I'm also pretty convenient to LGA, and I haven't shown up to any meetups for close to a year now, so I guess it's time to crawl out of the woodwork. DaShiv, I'm in Manhattan about 15-20 minutes from LGA and convenient to the M60 or a cab ride, you're free to crash at my place for the first few nights you're here if that works for your schedule.
posted by onalark at 6:30 AM on August 15, 2007


My apartment is entirely too small to offer even floorspace, but I've a car and proximity to LGA, so if I can be of seeervice as a chauffeur you need only specify where and when. Gmail in profile.

Anyone who can take pictures like that is getting a drink bought by this enthusiastic but incompetent amateur photographer.
posted by Skorgu at 7:25 AM on August 15, 2007


Bingo - please decide on the venue. Those are the rules after all. (UWS, UWS, UWS, UWS)

Also, I was at the 79th Street Boat Basin this past weekend and I do not know why we have never had a meet-up there. It is absolutely lovely and certain to be so in NYC in September.

Just sayin'...

Now, everyone start saying how you don't drink above 14th street cause that never happens.
posted by Lola_G at 7:33 AM on August 15, 2007


woo! beautiful pics of us for a change!!! : >
(i'll be one of your big challenges, dashiv)

How about in Bryant Park on a weeknight at that outside bar thing for the outdoor?
posted by amberglow at 8:22 AM on August 15, 2007


Bingo - please decide on the venue. Those are the rules after all.

Agreed. This is your chance, bingo!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:34 AM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


(Bryant Park is a good idea, amberglow)
posted by gaspode at 8:40 AM on August 15, 2007


Oh wait... SEPTEMBER. Durf. I think I'm too delirious that I will be on vacation next week that I missed that.

DaShiv, you are welcome to stay over my place. E-mail in profile. Whee!
posted by spec80 at 9:07 AM on August 15, 2007


I just realized that in DaShiv's note that he requests that those that want to offer space should e-mail him. FYI.
posted by spec80 at 9:26 AM on August 15, 2007


I'd like to attend...it will be my first meetup ever. If there are any other meetup n00bs who want to go, I'd be happy to meet you so we each have someone to talk to.
posted by CiaoMela at 9:45 AM on August 15, 2007


Seconding schroedinger...I too am tempted to make the long trek from MD just for a picture that doesn't look like ass...oh, and (of course) to meet the revered DaShiv and the rest of y'all as well.
posted by justonegirl at 10:33 AM on August 15, 2007


mdn: I hope to have the chance to meet you in person while I'm there -- you've been one of my MeFi muses for a long time now and I've been looking forward to the opportunity of snapping a photo of you.

aaww... well now I have to find a way to come :)
as I said the 22nd is my bday so probably busy, and the 19th is a friend's bday so prob also busy.
friday the 21st wld work for me or maybe the following week to accommodate TPS, like wednesday the 26? i have to get up super early to teach ethics MWF this semester, so sunday/tues/thurs i am out early.
I still vote downtown because I'm lazy and cheap (that's my self-deprecating way of saying "living on a grad student/ adjunct teacher's income")
posted by mdn at 1:52 PM on August 15, 2007


Hmmm..... I may show up.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:42 PM on August 15, 2007


If the weather precludes Bryant Park, how about the Ginger Man?
posted by brujita at 8:10 PM on August 16, 2007


Thanks for your offers of lodging, everyone! Wow, so much love from NYC -- I'm truly honored. Please check your emails if you haven't heard back from me yet.

I mentioned that it would be nice to have a small meet-and-greet during the week so that I can learn some names and faces before the big weekend gala. For those of you who can't make it until later on in the month though (TPS, Stynxno, kkokkodalk, piratebowling, etc), if you would like to plan something afterwards as well (perhaps on the 25th/26th), I'll definitely show up. I think I'll leave the planning on that to TPS. :)

bingo: For the big weekend bash -- since a couple people have mentioned schedule conflicts on Saturday, can you plan for Friday night (Sept 21st)? Don't worry about the lighting or the backdrop since my (alleged) magic camera will take care of that; I'd just like to try to accommodate people's location needs as best as possible. We may need to start early and run late (and monopolize a lot of space) if there's a big turnout and I have tons of faces to shoot. Thanks!

Hope to see you all in a month!
posted by DaShiv at 9:59 AM on August 18, 2007


Hi all, I am new to this site having only joined earlier today but as I am trying to make some new friends in NYC and expand my almost non-existent social life, I will try to come along once work schedule allows for it.
posted by individuality1977 at 8:55 PM on August 18, 2007


all are welcome---we just need to decide times and places.
posted by amberglow at 9:05 AM on August 19, 2007


I think I'll leave the planning on that to TPS. :)

Otay! I'm thinking a goodbye dinner/drinks event the night before you leave. Details later :-D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:50 PM on August 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


The concert was postponed.
posted by brujita at 10:15 PM on August 24, 2007


Any, you know, plans for a meetup?
posted by Skorgu at 1:42 PM on September 4, 2007


Yeah, my calendar is filling up. Is this still a go?
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:01 PM on September 4, 2007


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