I was honored to be a part of this evening with so much creative talent in one place at one time. I was also humbled by my peers.

I must thank those creatives who participated in the Speed Dating event on October 28th. Your attitude and energy made the evening a pleasure for everyone. Right to the very end you were friendly and smiling even after listening to 40 presentations and viewing hundreds of images from Valley photographersPhotograpers setup for Speed Dating.

For those of you who were not able to attend, the Speed Dating event was set up to allow 40 local photographers to present their work to 20 companies representing the valley’s advertising, design and editorial community. The event was held at the Levine Machine on 7th Street in Phoenix. Several photographers contributed lighting equipment and labor to transform the warehouse environment into a cool, warmly lit, creative environment in which to view portfolios. First, of course, there was food, drink and chatting and time to view the 40 framed prints that were gifts to the creatives at the end of the evening. Then the photographers descended on the agencies like… well, you know, we’re all looking for work these days.

I must thank Jeff Noble for conceptualizing the event, and Steve Dreiseszun for all his hard work as the Phoenix chapter president of the ASMP, and all the board members. Thanks also go to Professor Penny Dolin and her students of the GIT Commercial Photography Studio at ASU’s Polytechnic Campus for helping during the event.

Exhibitors were: Tempe Camera Repair, MacMedia and Through Each Others’ Eyes.

Let’s do it again…maybe in two years.