I somehow and accidentally hooked into a group of friends who have been holding Easter Egg decorating parties for over 20 years. We congregate in the aforementioned dark South of Market garage on the Saturday before Easter and, yes, adults as we outwardly appear to be, we decorate Easter Eggs. As you can see from some of the photos, we're not ashamed to perform unnatural acts to achieve our artistic vision. Or at least, randomly glue stuff to stuff to create different stuff. To put it in perspective, there are usually 30 to 40 people decorating eggs and we'll decorate three or four hundred eggs a year.
Since I like taking photographs, and since I had some gear that could get up close and personal and pour gobs of blazing white light on small subjects, I just accidentally took a few photographs. Then a few more. Before I knew it, I'd been taking these photos since 1997 - quite a while ago. You might find this strange, but I started taking Easter Egg photos with my Nikonos amphibious camera - it was the perfect setup for macro photography, easily achieving 1:1 with twin TTL strobes allowing for the max depth of field you can get at f22. I still use film (Daddy, what's film?) with a Nikon N80 and the 105mm f2.8 macro lens. I use one SB27 strobe off camera, plus an Ikelite MV50 underwater strobe with a wireless slave attachment to achieve that two strobe effect. OK, that's it for the techy b.s.
The Egg party is Saturday afternoon and early evening. We're all old now so we don't party to 4am much anymore, especially since we have to get up early the next day for the Egg Hunt. We have to get up early 'cos the hunt is held on public lands and we have to hide them then get the hunt underway before anyone else tries to muscle in on the piece of land we've appropriated. The grounds for the hunt have been all over San Francisco, usually in a public park.
I have posted all the Egg pictures I have kept over the years, each year being a separate album. If you click on one of the years in the navigation bar on the left, you'll be taken to a photo album with all the photos I kept from that year - it will open in a separate window (or tab) so just close the window (or tab) to return to this page. I take four or five rolls a year and edit them down to about 80 or so. Feel free to add a comment, especially if you see one of the eggs you made.