Upload & Sell: On
I'm cheating and I don't care. There are so many people here who have either been influnces, teachers, collaborators, or just good friends. I'm leaving a LOT of people out here. For each person I mention, I could easily add 5 more. This is off the top of my head...
Steve Tinetti - Gotta start with the guy who puts up with all of us. Just think about all the different personalities that pass through here. He handles them all flawlessly. This place wouldn't be what it is without him...
Tony Hoffer - I probably wouldn't be shooting weddings if not for Tony. Meeting and getting spend some time with him just reinforces something he always says: Good photographers are even better people. I can't think of any one person here who has done more for the careers of others.
Diane (mineymole) - I swear we were separated at birth. Yeah, she's a short white chick and I'm a tallish black dude but none of that matters. Truly a great friend.
Jeff Mosier - Coolest dude ever. I can't recall meeting a more sincere and genuine person.
Tom Wang - I love this guy! If you haven't hung with The Wang, you have no idea what you're missing.
Inku - Open, honest, and one of the greatest sharest of information around.
Rich Lavigne - A guy who adds so much to this community and is always there when you need help. Definitely someone I'm glad to call a friend.
Brian Hatton - Unassuming, down to earth, and one of the funniest guys around. He's also one of the most helpful.
Alessandro - When it comes to people I haven't met in person that I really want to meet, Ale's at the top of my list. We've spoken on the phone countless times (and no less than 30 mins each time).
Sam Hassas - He'd be #2 on that list. He's shared and helped so much over the years. We've never spoken but I still consider him a friend.
Grits - I love grits...both of them. Such a quirky, funny, giving person. Think of another Red Sox fan you can say that about. There are none.
Joshua Gull - I'm not sure words can describe how nice Josh is. Just a genuinely great guy...
Doug Treiber - A great inspiration. Not only for his photography, but for his approach to life in general. Always pushing, always helping, always real...
Todd Reichman - Don't let his online persona fool you. This guy is real. Articulate, funny, and just a great oerson to be around. I owe so much to him from a business standpoint, but that pales in comparison to the friend he's become.
Chuck Anerino - Straight up, honest, and though provoking. No one has started more threads that make me sit and think about what I'm doing, how I approach it, and how to see things better than Chuck.
Brian (BK) - Every time he posts it brings a smile to my face. Another friend I have yet to meet but hope to someday.
Evan Baines - One of the smartest people I've ever met and also one of the most sincere. He ranks right there with Tony when it comes to helping people here. It may not show up in my images, but Evan has influenced my mental approach to wedding photography more than anyone else. WWBD is something I ask myself on a constant basis...
Sergio Mottola - So humble, so talented, and wise beyond his years. Meeting him in person was definitely a highlight. I would let my daughter marry him. That says a lot...