Hosting a 19-month splash
On Wednesday, August 12, photographer Max Bossman will host "Summer Splash Calendar Signing," a different sort of event to promote his recently released Martha's Vineyard 2009-2010 calendar and to raise money for Island Affordable Housing.
The Estonian native moved from Russia to the Vineyard year-round eight years ago and opened MV MediaLab, a company that provides web design and consulting. Mr. Bossman, who has been photographing since he was 12, was driven to turn his hobby into a career after taking pictures for his company website. He explains that his passion for photographing Vineyard scenes lies in a desire to reveal his experiences to others. "I want to be able to leave my footprint," he says, noting that his work can be found at Kennedy Studio in Vineyard Haven.
In order to tailor his calendar to the summer resident, it includes 19 months, beginning in June 2009. It is comprised of a medley of Vineyard scenes: The Martha's Vineyard Ferry entering Vineyard Haven, the rocks of Lucy Vincent Beach surrounded by fog and mist, nighttime in Nashawena Park, Oak Bluffs, where a street lamp highlights the branch of an old tree. Each picture captures a particular Vineyard time and place. The calendar is available at several local retail stores.
Wednesday's two-part event will be held at a private estate in Katama, admission by email reservation. From 5 pm to 8 pm there will be refreshments, beach volleyball, and tennis, and the public can have their calendars signed by Mr. Bossman. Starting at 8 pm and continuing until 10 pm, there will be a cocktail party (sponsored by Jack Wills, a British clothing company) that includes a silent disco (everyone dances to music they hear with earphones). There is a suggested donation of $20, with half of the night's proceeds going to Island Affordable Housing.
To reserve a place or for more information, text "Party" to 508-360-9087, or email "Party" to firstname.lastname@example.org