Photos Frozen in Time
Every fall, Create Magazine participates in Adobe MAX by designing a booth for the conference’s Community Pavilion. Our goal? As with our online content, we aim to inspire and entertain MAX’s audience of very creative people. For the past three years, we’ve done variations on a photo booth experience for MAX attendees: in 2016, we built an upside-down room, for instance—or, for 2017’s booth, we brought a facial-mapping projection experience to MAX. This year, at the largest Adobe MAX yet, we produced what may have been our most popular booth so far: a 180-degree “Matrix cam” bullet-time photo booth (with a background created by Luke Choice, a.k.a. Velvet Spectrum).
"It was amazing to be part of this experience because the guests’ enthusiasm was contagious,” says Limelight founder and CEO Clete Schroeder, who was on site with the booth throughout the conference. “Everyone was super excited about getting a Matrix cam bullet-time photo. We even had one gentleman propose to his fiancée as we were taking their photo!”
You read that right—at this year’s MAX, we had a marriage proposal in the Create booth—we will never forget that!
Matthew Velasquez had planned to pop the question to his girlfriend at this year’s Adobe MAX—and even had the help of some of MAX’s organizers, who helped him get a guest pass so he could attend with her. “I thought MAX would be perfect because I never would have never met Maria—at a previous job of mine—if it weren’t for our love of design and creating with Adobe tools.”
He continues, “And when she saw the Create photo booth, she fell in love with the idea and was pretty adamant about getting our photo taken. Plus, the backdrop was perfect, because I was about to create my future! I just knew it would be the perfect place and moment to do it!”