Guess who came to the Photography Space?
SMILE! It's Steve Fine from SI!
In the 'green room' before his lecture Steve paced claiming he was nervous, but you would never have known it once he started his lecture. Steve was alternately brash, funny, informative, inspired and inspiring.
Here's Steve's brash, funny, informative, inspired and inspiring dance:
He brought with him some amazing produced and scored slideshows of the 2010 Olympics:
and regaled us with tales of 9 staff photographers, too little snow, too many pictures and the magic of putting it all together in real time like no one but Sports Illustrated can.
Steve's lecture was the final IRIS Nights talk during the SPORT: Iooss & Leifer exhibit, and his powerful presence drew quite a few luminaries including (surprise) Mike and Kitty Dukakis!
Steve - showing absolutely no signs of his alleged pre-show 'nerves' - was an ever-gracious speaker/host to all,
...including Lucy Nicholson from Reuters (who also lectured here),
...more than half of his 9 photographer staff, and even the illustrious and incomparable Howard Bingham!
All in all we were treated to a highly entertaining and amusing evening.