The year is 2009 and the biggest convention in the history of WPPI. Not only did we utilize virtually every available square foot of the MGM Convention Center and adjoining Marquee Ballroom, but we also took over the Garden Arena one evening. Thanks to Nikon's support we celebrated imaging in style with John Popper and Blues Traveler.
That's part of the WPPI team on the far right with George, Shauna, Abby and me after the concert. This image takes me back to so many different aspects of the convention, which is exactly what Throwback Thursday is supposed to do.
I didn't know it at the time, but this would be my last WPPI as president of the association and Rangefinder Publishing. A month after the convention I decided it was time to move on and start my own company. As I look at this image and think about all the stories and work that went into WPPI each year I can't help but wonder...
"How the hell did we do it?"
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.