A band of intrepid ASPP members and guests converged last evening to share stories, ideas, appetizers and beverages of choice as the ASPP Chicago area fall season kicked off with a successful and fun networking event.
Industries represented included publishing, photography, illustration, stock, image research and web development. Christopher Beauchamp, former mid-west board member, who recently returned to Illinois after several years away, also graced us with his presence, as did ASMP President Ron Gould.
The mix of talent in the room created a fun atmosphere and lively conversation. While one-on-one and small group discussions took place the most ironic discovery was that member Todd Bannor and ASMP President Ron Gould are each official event photographers for either the Romney or Obama campaigns. They each had interesting views on campaigns, shared no personal politics but did discuss contract details they have each had to deal with. Let’s leave it at that, you should have been there!
As always, we stayed beyond our scheduled time to everyone’s satisfaction.
With hopes of seeing even more of our area members at our November networking event (details forthcoming) here are a few photos from the evening.