It’s the 5th year of this personal project –  a fundraiser with a book and gallery show each year.  I do portraits in studio of these crazy characters before they launch up State St among tens of thousands. Hundreds of crazy costumes,  all freshly made up, in costume, in character and full of adrenaline.  A great wacky slice of life in Santa Barbara.

The book proceeds from the photoshoot and gallery show all benefit the community and solstice celebration.  A reception for this year’s event (and book signing) will take place July 3rd in Santa Barbara.

Here’s a gallery from previous years shoots of SolsticePeople.  And a first look at a scene from yesterday’s shoot:

Summer Solstice Santa Barbara-  Solstice People 2014