They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and deep in the heart of Texas one gay-owned photo booth company could write a library of novels with their sassy, sexy gifs. Startup gurus Waylon Tate and Tracy Nanthavongsa recently embarked on their newest venture and are finding themselves face-to-face with some of the hottest boy toys Texas has to offer.
We were able to jump behind the velvet rope to catch up with the gents behind all of the gay magic at Social Pixel to learn more about their inspiration, their process, and what keeps their creative juices flowing.
“It’s all about the eye candy,” says Tate, co-founder of Dallas-based Social Pixel Photo Booth. “Everyone wants to feel like the belle of the ball, and our mission was to capture stunning, flawless pics that could be shared on social media in real time.”
Stunning? Flawless? Sign. Us. Up.
Queens and club owners alike are taking notice, and this dream team duo is taking Dallas by storm – spicing up LGBTQ parties throughout the DFW Metroplex.
MAGNUM Dallas, the newly-opened all male review, trusted Social Pixel to help launch their bodylicious live entertainment venue in October, and let’s just say, the result was delicious.
In September, Station 4, the largest gay club in Texas, hosted the muscle mania “Storm Area 51” party and Social Pixel was onsight to capture every flex and every bulge. Quench your thirst here. You’ll thank us.
Another Dallas hotspot, The Mining Company (TMC), regularly makes Social Pixel a part of their weekly Sunday Funday, and the boys and girls are living for their selfies.
They’ve even stepped into the LGBTQ nonprofit sector, having been invited to events for DFW Pride Happy Hour and an end-of-year holiday celebration for the volunteers of Dallas Pride. Side note: they offer really good pricing for nonprofits.
So, what makes Social Pixel different than other photo booths? Well, it’s gay. Also, this is not your daddy’s photobooth.
Gone are the days of bad lighting, boa feathers and campy sequin backgrounds. Social Pixel uses Diva Ring lighting (think YouTube influencers) to maximize complexions, and is built with patented technology that offers a full array of beauty filters, green screens and digital props.
Nanthavongsa, a seasoned graphic artist, custom designs each of the up-to-six backgrounds for the event to capture the energy and essence of the event.
“Our clients are looking to create a unique experience for their guests,” says Nanthavongsa. “We really get to understand not only the party, but who is hosting it, so we can capture their energy in every single image.”
So even if you ain’t got the funds to hire them, make sure to show up to one of their events, as we are sure that it’ll be a spectator’s paradise.
If you are hosting a shindig in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and looking to create some magic of your own, reach out to the boys at Social Pixel. They’ll get you ready in a flash.
Learn more at socialpixel.co.