Last Thursday, our Space was graced with a pair of the best eyes in the business
- Jimmy ('only my mother calls me James') Colton
- photo editor for Sports Illustrated.
Jimmy prepped us for his presentation by informing us that during the Olympics his job entailed reviewing 319,000 unedited images to narrow down to 70.
That's right: 319,000>70. Crazy, right? Then he showed us the 70 or so images
- and he proved his point! When we first met Jimmy at our SPORT opening, he told a wonderful story about how he sees his work as digging for the jewel in the lightbox.
Jimmy showed us how SI became the source of the 'photo finish' for the famous Phelps 100m race. In this case the jewel was not too hard to find.
Each of his presentations were impeccably produced and superbly scored. The Olympics, Super Bowl, and my favorite, the Ooohs and Ahhhs reel.
As is often the case, Jimmy's lecture was attended by some of our other IRIS Nights stars, on this occasion including Lucy Nicholson
...and Rick Rickman
...and Manuello (Manny) Paganelli
Needless to say, after the lecture Jimmy was swarmed by appreciative guests.
Many guests asked Jimmy to sign the complimentary issues of Sports Illustrated he brought along as lecture favors!
Always the gentleman
- he was happy to oblige. Thank you Mr. Colton. The pleasure was ours!