It's not every day that the entire senior editorial team of The Verge gathers in one room—we've got people scattered across the country and the world, and we're all pretty busy. So when everyone came to New York back in August for a week of planning and preparation, I asked our friend James Bareham from The New Cruelty to stop by the office and take some pictures of the crew. James is a pretty amazing photographer—he's shot the likes of Patrick Stewart, David Beckham, Anna Nicole Smith, and Bryan Ferry—and we had a lot of fun working with him and The New Cruelty's production team to create this shot and several others.

James is also a huge tech geek, so he was kind enough to write up some of the details on the shoot, the gear he used, and some of his post-processing steps—you can find it all on The New Cruelty's blog, along with a short behind-the-scenes video with a quick peek at some of the other portraits that'll be up on the The Verge when it goes live.

P.S.- We've also got some great new writers that you'll meet closer to launch—they're all terrific, and we're excited to have them on our team. But we'll get to that later — the clock's ticking, and this thing is about to happen.

Update: For all you who are asking, here are high-res 1650 x 1100 and 2560 x 1440 versions. You're crazy for loving us this much, and we're crazy about you too.