In what is hopefully becoming a grand tradition, current and new members of the Creative Hall of Fame gathered on January 22, 2013 for the Second Edition of my Official Portrait as once again The One Club held its annual induction ceremony at New York’s Gotham Hall. Featured in the image above are (seated left to right) Cliff Freeman, Paula Green, Ed McCabe, and new inductee W+K's Jim Riswold. Standing LtoR are W+K's David Kennedy and Dan Wieden; this year inductee into the Educator Hall of Fame Richard Wilde; George Lois, new inductee Steve "1984" Hayden; 2012 inductee Joe Pytka; and Ralph Ammirati and with former partner in one of the industry's great '80's shops & new inductee Martin ("The Ultimate Driving Machine") Puris. It was an honor to be in the room with these Icons of Advertising, let alone photograph them.
Having the opportunity to photograph him for The One Club this year was a true honor. And it's all still true. He still even drives very hot cars! To find out more -- including which hot cars -- check out Yash Egami's interview with Ralph in ONE, The Magazine HERE.
I’ve been photographing The One Show for eight plus years and therefore have documented and observed its growth into the PREMIERE international advertising awards show. It has also transformed itself now into FIVE days of excitement as the crown jewel of Creative Week in New York City. It’s hectic, demanding, crazy but fun and exhilarating with celebrities, stars of advertising and absolutely killer work.
It made for a VERY memorable -- if somewhat pressured -- formal portrait session.
Featured in the image above are (left to right seated) Ed McCabe, Paula Green, Ralph Ammirati and Amil Gargano; (left to right standing) Joe Pytka, George Lois, David Kennedy and Mike Hughes.
YES! was my response.
So began the process of arriving at a style that would cover all 25 current items and fit them within the designs and requirements of the online store site design. The culmination was the Holidays “Teaser” for the December 2011 Annual Set addition to the store.
Check out the results at The One Club Store,
and, hey, maybe buy something while you’re there.
Original Mad Man
Member of the One Club Hall of Fame --
He designed some of most (in)famous magazine covers ever for ESQUIRE Magazine.
He's the author of a great new book "DAMNED GOOD ADVICE" which you can hear him discuss on NPR
AND: He’s now employing my portrait of him as his promo shot for press & speaking engagements.
It's a privilege to know him and I am terrifically honored.