Order to Chaos — My Favorite 60 Photos of 21,000 From A Single Night

I’ve shared the whole lot of these before in video format, but today it gives me great pleasure to present my favorite 60 or so images– edited down from a body of work called “Life of the Party” containing more than 21,000 images captured in a single 5 hour evening. Yes you read that correctly…(via an out-of-control set up at our last studio anniversary party).

Click here for my favorite results.

[***UPDATE: BTW, a lot of people have asked how we edit huge volumes of work like this down to our favs. So to learn how we do it (works for any level photograher), check out our infamous post: Photo Editing 101 .]

Party pics or cultural ethnography?…I’m not the judge. I’m just presenting the priceless facts that I’ve come to love. Most of all, Happy Friday – perhaps share with a friend who is stuck in a cubicle.

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25 Responses to Order to Chaos — My Favorite 60 Photos of 21,000 From A Single Night

  1. miltownkid September 9, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Looks like a really good time was had at the event! :D 21,000?!? Someone picked like… their favorite 500 and you went through those right?! lol

  2. David T September 9, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I was hoping for a followup to the “Annie Leibovitz Shoots…um…Sears…with um…the “Kardashian Clan”?” post…

  3. Olicier September 9, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    nice .. euuhhh … back?!? :-)

  4. Alex September 9, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    F*ck. Good party.

  5. Jason @ Stop & Breathe September 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Dude, how do I score an invite to one of your parties? :-)
    Love the pics!

  6. Mike Folden September 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Damn I wish I could have been at that party! The Seattle 100 party didn’t seem to get quite as out of control!

  7. shawn chamberlin September 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    i’m just curious how you take that many photos in one night? if you snapped them all, you weren’t mingling as much as you should’ve! but it seems like you always have a great with your events. hopefully i can attend one of these days!

  8. Nedim September 10, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Eheh “Out-of-control” anniversary party… Love the concept.
    Nice shots love the atmosphere.

  9. Jjnj September 10, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    Wish I could find the images but every link just leads back to the mobil home page. I’m using an iPad.

  10. Eric Calabros September 10, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    poor that shutter

  11. Jules September 10, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Love that my friends are in one of them. Especially since one of them is wearing my Holga as a headdress.

  12. fas September 10, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Which battery do u use?

  13. Dave September 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Looks like you know how to throw a party

  14. Claudia September 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    Such a cool concept. Can’t get enough of these fun shots!

  15. randell September 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    rick steves rules!

  16. SCejka September 11, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    Was that RICK F*#@N STEVES??!!! Party Animal!

  17. richard segi September 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Love your work, looks like you guys had an awesome party lucky bastards lol…..

  18. Otto Rascon September 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    Wow, I love that Rick Steves was at your party. I have soooo much more love for that man! Great pics, and thanks for sharing!

  19. nikky September 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    That’s a party I’d love to crash. I’d even bring Rice Krispie Squares.

    Life of the Party!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5mzgK952Uw

  20. David G. September 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Hope you had some camera protection as I notice the background got ripped down!

  21. jeremy September 13, 2011 at 5:07 am #

    I love ya to death broham, your work is beyond amazing and the things you do serve as a constant inspiration to me in ways I can’t even begin to thank you for.

    THAT BEING SAID….

    the only thing that differentiates these photos from the drunk college party photos that get plastered all over facebook on a daily basis is

    1) the quality of the camera is better
    2)these people are far to old to be jumping around like drunken ninjas showing their asses and pulling their pants off.

    Now granted, if I posted photos like this on my website….well, i would never work in this town again, thats NH for you. Maybe bigger clients want to work with wacky edgy photographers, so more power to you. But in my world, this would lose me clients.

    I love ya man, but trying to suggest that these photos have some sort of higher value than just really nicely shot drunken party photos is well….a little much.

    LET ME ONCE AGAIN CLOSE BY SAYING WHAT A HUGE FAN I AM AND HOW MUCH YOU INSPIRE ME AND HOW AWESOME A PHOTOGRAPHER YOU ARE!!!!

    word.

  22. DanielKphoto September 13, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    I think the video is a little bit long so I kinda scrubbed through it.. But I think the images you have selected are very nice :)

  23. dave c September 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I just love that Bum! Hotest Bum of the year!

  24. dave c September 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I love that bum! Best bum of 2011!

  25. Phil Stefans October 8, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    I agree with Dave C ^

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