2010 Hot 25 Invite

New design, check. Fresh event look, check. Convincing the powers that be to let me use a spot UV for the first time, check. The sales pitch was tough, because you can only show non-artistic people a sample of something and get the idea across. There’s always that need of “well, what will ours look like?”. Luckily, they left their trust (and probably some held back fears) in my hands and the final product was perfect. Smooth black matte finish topped with a nice thick coat of UV.

year 29 || day 61 – hot25 2010, on the day of

Steve Churm with Don Craig at the OCMETRO Hot 25 2010

Every year for 21 years OCMETRO hosts it’s picks for the region’s hottest 25 people. Tonight, literally, was the first year of trying a 360° approach to the presentation with a round stage, the first year for staging with DPS and the first year for many of the companies new employees. Smooth as ever, the event went off without a hitch. Huge credits has to go out to Anna Romiti and Katie Jonegeward of RipeOrange who put the event together for Churm Media. They were also the ones who hired such fine photographers as myself and Brandon Jaime. Awards were given, drinks were had and socializing/networking was exchanged. Successful event? I say, without a doubt.

In this photo you can see the lighter natured side of Churm Media CEO, Steve Churm, with Don Craig, the founder of “Old Guys Rule”. Don was nice enough to bring this shirt for Steve to keep as a memento of the night and a thank you for recognizing him as one of the prestigious 25. I can only hope to be that cool when I’m an “old guy”

Congratulations to this year’s Hot 25 honorees.

  • Camera: Canon T2i
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Shutter: 1/60
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • ISO: 400