Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"In the top echelon of D.C. night-life photography sits Dakota Fine, photo editor and chief shooter for the Web site Brightest Young Things."
I was profiled by the Washington Post on June 28th. The title of this post is the first sentence of their profile of me.
You can link to the full article here.
Also, my photo of my good friends U.S. Royalty was in print in the Washington Post last week...
Friday, May 15, 2009
So I was backstage at SXSW at the Perez Hilton Party... and I see French pop-star, Yelle across the room. I waved to her meekly thinking to myself how excited I was to see her again, after all during her last visit to DC, we had really hit it off during our photoshoot and my photos ended up on her site.
Anyways, from across the room, she exclaims, "Da-kooooo-ta!" in her unbelievably cute French accent of course. Turns out she remembered me... and even recognized me! I was like, "you remember me?" And her response, "of course!" Highlight of my year probably.
Well, over the course of our conversation she asks me whether I had seen the Japanimated version of the photo I took of her and her bandmates for DC fashion designer DURKL. Turns out someone from abroad has animated my photo!
It wasn't until a few months later that someone forwarded me the link to the website, but here it is (tokyobanhbao.com)... the internet, as my mother said, is unbelievable.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
It's a picture of the lead singer of the Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne, inside of his now famous giant bubble.
I happened to get lucky in this instance in the sense that as I took this picture someone's flashbulb illuminated in the crowd, and caught Wayne's face.
You can see the Washington Monument off to the right.
Read the full BYT post here.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I took this shot for the Travel Channel. A subsidiary of Discovery (which is based out of DC), they are working on producing a television show featuring a group of natives from Vanuatu visiting the United States in a kind of reverse anthropology type of reality series.
The show was bought by the channel from the BBC who had produced a British form of the show called "Meet the Natives."