The ADCOLOR Awards celebrated its 5th anniversary in September, and for the second year I was able to photograph the 3 day event in Beverly Hills. It is so hard to put into words how incredible this organization is. Congratulations to Tiffany R. Warren (ADCOLOR’s founder), the ADCOLOR team, and this year’s honorees, which included George Lopez & Spike Lee. As you’ll see below, I also had a chance to meet Dule Hill, and as a HUGE fan of The West Wing, that might have been the not-so-secret highlight of my weekend. A couple of friends will attest that I kind of nudged them out of my way when I spotted him. Ahem….I had to get the shot, right?
Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend the 2010 ADCOLOR Awards in Miami as one of the photographers for the weekend. In a word, WOW! What an amazing event! ADCOLOR, an industry consortium founded in 2005, is the brainchild of Tiffany R. Warren (see her with award show host Soledad O’Brien in the final image below). The consortium promotes and celebrates the efforts of diverse role models and leaders in the marketing, advertising, and media industries. I have known about ADCOLOR since 2008 when my good friend, Akintayo Adewole, became the music director for the organization. But I really had no idea of how wonderful this event would be. There is such an amazingly motivated group of people, mostly volunteers, who plan and orchestrate the show each fall. This year’s all-star honoree was none other than Queen Latifah. Also in the house were Dwyane Wade and Alonzo Mourning. Some of my favorite moments:
Coltrane Curtis’ award speech. Hilarious and touching.
The afterparty on the yacht hosted by DJ Irie and Kid Capri. Amazing.
Interrupting a D.Wade tweet to ask him to look at me for the image below. He likes his phone time.
Spending time with Akintayo as we indulge our respective passions.
Becoming a member of the ADCOLOR family.
I was completely blown away by what Tiffany and her organization have been able to create in a few short years. Congratulations, ADCOLOR, on a fantastic awards weekend. And thank you.
Coltrane Curtis (award speech)