Philadelphia

A FEW PUBLISHED PHOTOS FROM MY 5 DAYS AT FASHION WEEK re: Eva Longoria, Mariah Carey, Rhianna

The Midtown Village Party photos will appear on Friday.

I love my Mariah and Nick Cannon picture. This caused quite a stir among some of the paparazzi in NYC as I always seem to luck out (well some of them did compliment me by saying it was intuition) and get a few good exclusives, or near exclusive shots. Most of my fellow photographers are happy when others get these types of photos, other always unhappy, and then I can count on one hand how many just really out and out tell me to go back to Philly because I am taking money out of their pockets. This type of intimidation only helps me to step up my game to do better than them. I do a lot of research, I work long hours and I have a lot of patience to get the shot. In fact I waited 2.5 hrs to get this shot. Rehearsals were over hours before Mariah emerged from Radio City Music Hall for me to get this shot, and I was in a good position, next to me was Mariah’s #1 fan, my friend Cara. Mariah was coming in our direction to say hello to her.
Is Eva Longoria Pregnant the headline states: Well I saw her up close and I would say No!! Eva looked good in her Tracy Reese chocolate sparkly dress as she was promoting the new M&M Premiums. I like the mint chocolate, but don’t tell Mike.
Rhianna arrives at her hotel with no make-up on, not leaves like the article states. (Click on picture for the larger size). Rhianna is sweet, but on these particular days during rehearsal she didn’t stop and pose like she normally does at her hotel.

This is probably a good example of a paparazzi photo, and one I shouldn’t have taken. Nicole has just walked into Cipriani’s Downton in NYC (as she ignored me and my request to take a photo). She sees Damon Dash and they started chatting, next thing you know he pulls out his iPhone and starts showing her photos. I took two shots, and then realized how rude it was and stopped.
Beyonce leaves Radio City Music Hall. It was her birthday too, and the fans started singing, but she was on her way to dinner with Jay Z and didn’t stop for the fans, but she did wave and give us a big smile. We are standing behind security gates about 10 feeet away as she gets in her Maybeck.
Not a paparazzi event, when a photographers is at a red carpet event and the clebrity poses for you. This is Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall last Friday 9/5/08; It was an amazing night where I took over 500 photos of your favorite stars of screen and song. Hillary Swank looked amazing.

And I did have two photos in the Phila Inquirer this week too!! Philadelphia Eagle Stewart Bradley checks out his first photo spread in Where Magazine!! He was at the Wayne Edwards store picking out clothes to wear in another upcoming photo shoot that I can’t tell you who for, but it will be in the November issue. This month some of my photos appear in the “Going Out” section.
I saw Ne-Yo in NYC, a few minutes after I took the photo the photo of Rhianna at her hotel. I mentioned, gushed about seeing him the week before at his listening party and praised his new CD “Gentleman” which drops on Tuesday. He still didn’t acknowledge me as a person stating something to him, I bet if I was a chick things would have been different,
but he did pose for the photo below, which I saw on a Rhianna fan page. And he did pose for a handful of fans. When a photo has a watermark on it as the shot below does, it means that the site just copied it without purchasing it. A person could just write them and ask them to remove the photo from the site, but I don’t bother anymore. I don’t believe it’s hurt my sales and you know I can’t police everyone.
And a blessing for 9/11 (I took this photo Monday night)