June Flickr Photo of the Month: Bananagrams

June 29, 2009

This month’s featured photographer is Sulla55.

On Valentine’s weekend we had several of our photographer friends from Flickr come to the museum to participate in Wikipedia Loves Art, a contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles. We had over 40 photographers arrive and split into teams to see who could get the most and best shots of our artifacts. Sulla55 created this shot to depict the event. Here’s what Sulla55 had to say about the image.

I created this shot in honor of the ‘Wikipedia Loves Art’ event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on February 15, 2009. Many thanks to Erin for arranging this opportunity, and for the Museum for being so photographer-friendly. I used Bananagrams tiles (similar to Scrabble) and my HO scale miniature photographers. Not a very complicated set-up: I used an Ott light and the top of my microwave. 🙂

Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Sulla55

The photos submitted from the Wikipedia Loves Art event were amazing. I only wish we could show every photo on our blog – but you can check them all out here. Erin and I want to give a big thanks to everyone who came and made this event such a success.

The winning team was Assignmenthoustonone. Thank you to Sulla55, Stephaniedancer, Mockbird, Kinjotx, Skarsol and Jjsala for submitting and sharing such beautiful photos. Each member won a yearlong free family membership and four tickets to see our Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit.

If you’d like to be invited to future photography events at HMNS, join our HMNS group on Flickr.

Authored By Steven Cowan

Steven never dreamed his first job out of college would be in public relations, and on top of that working for one of the top museums in the country. After all, he majored in History at Vassar College. Within three months of graduation, he landed a spot in the PR department and has not looked back since. He is fast becoming a communications fanatic, spending a tremendous amount of his time promoting the museum and all it has to offer.

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