Friday, June 25, 2010

One Night With The King


Maybe it's luck. 

Maybe it's charm, grace, or an Egyptian blessing from the boy king himself.

Tonight will find me photographing the King Tut gala and exhibit opening at the Denver Art Museum.

I am nothing short of ecstatic about this opportunity.


The board presenting this gala have decided to call it "Flappers and Pharaohs Bash" and tie in a roaring twenties theme complete with flappers, gangsters and Tommy guns galore to coincide with Harold Carter's 1922 discovery of King Tut's tomb. 

I can't really see the connection between a rough and tumble dangerous party era and one of the most fascinating and mysterious ancient kings in the history of mankind... but it's going to be a lot of fun!

What do you think... Flappers and Pharaohs? Do these images show any resemblance to each other?



Think Al Capone knew how to walk like an Egyptian?



The chance to photograph King Tutankhamen's artifacts and listen to Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, speak about him, will be one of those special life experiences that I never forget.  The fact that they're letting me photograph it is one of the great highlights of the night for me.  One night with the King. I can hardly wait!

7 comments:

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I really can't see the resemblance between flappers and Pharaohs either, but have a marvelous time. I look forward to seeing your pictures ASAP.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Hearts!

The photos will be up on my website; those aren't going up here or on fb. Will link to it on fb, though.
;D


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Molly said...

Lucky you! I'm sure you'll have a great and memorable time!

Clowncar said...

buried with a donkey,
he's my favorite honky.

(you may be a little young to catch the reference)

he gave his life for tourism.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Miss Molly!

It was SO much fun and I got great photos, so I'm very excited. :D


Clowncar,

I had to Google it! Steve Martin and SNL; now I have to watch it!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I love the idea of flappers and ol' king tut, myself. Hope it was fabulous!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

It was so much fun!

:D

I made good photos, too. SO exciting!