Thursday, June 24, 2004

Blinking Eye Media

Businesses these days can disappear in the blink of an eye, but Blinking Eye Media seems to have staring, er-staying, power. And to celebrate their longevity, they hosted a lovely Multi-Media Happy Hour, with Echelon Photography, on Thursday, June 24th in their studios at 515 Greenwich Street.

Over drinks and hors d'oeuvres film, television, creative and photography types all mingled while perusing the spacious loft and terminals set up displaying the two firms' works. Blinking Eye executive producer Robert Hura was one gracious host who introduced me around. I met Donnelly Mechanical Corp's Dino Mangione, who also participates in the American Business Networking association with Robert.

Next door, in Echelon, spectacular views of the sparkling Hudson River kept guests glued to the old-commercial building's windows. Echelon director of marketing and publicity Claire Bahn introduced me to founder Gordon Gooch and some studio supporters. Not only does Echelon offer traditional photography services, but they even have an "Online Dating Picture" package!