While I was in Los Angeles meeting with the National Executive Board of APA, one of the highlights was to be there for the opening of Off The Clock 2013. OTC is a juried show that features the best of hundreds of entries from the top professional photographers in the nation. It is the work they shoot when they are “Off the Clock.” The 2012 show was sent to APA Colorado where the opening exhibition was so successful that we held it over for a second showing at Emmanuel Gallery… but nothing prepared me for what I saw at the OTC 2013 opening in LA.
Beyond the spectacular quality of the work, what caught my attention was the sheer number of people attending the opening night. My guess was there were 1000 people present. Seeing how professional photographers and the industry as a whole pulls together in support of the industry was truly inspirational.