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Coming soon to a billboard near you is my latest advertisement for the STATEN ISLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.   The photo was unveiled at the all day 13th Annual Staten Island Conference 2011 ( which was held in the Hilton Garden Inn. (www.Hilton  They actually had it projected in the Trevi Garden while the keynote speakers spoke during the 9-11 am breakfast portion of the event.  Besides the vendors, speakers, politicians and dignitaries, over 2000 attendees guests made their way though the various rooms and seminars and enjoyed all the amenities that S.I. has to offer.  
I had to pull out my best Robert DeNiro impersonation to make the Borough President James Molinaro and Councilman Jim Oddo smile but all it took for NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Conference Sponsor Vincent Ignizio to crack up was a silly David Letterman type joke!

Always a pleasure to work with Cesar Claro, President and CEO of the SIEDC and this time, double the pleasure as it was his personal staff that I photographed.   Below are some of the outtakes which prove how much fun it was... and how much work,  LOL,  I used eight lights and enough wattage to blow out the Veteran's Hall (which we did!!)  Maybe that's why the next shoot for them will be an outside job...