RANDOM PHOTOS THAT HAPPENED TO BE ON MY MEMORY CARDS
Tonight I was working on a few photos for deadlines and about 1AM the computer went crazy. Thankfully my in house IT person was in the next room so I woke him up. He’s working on the problem now. It’s a good thing that events that I’ve covered this past week are left on my memory cards just in case this happens, so I just went to his computer and re did all the work I did in the past few days working off those memory cards. Of course anything I shot in the last week can’t be written about on the blog as it will be in the paper on Sunday, the Society Section on Wednesday and in Philly Magazine Online next week. What to do, well I did have some random shots from earlier days. I went to Tinicum Park at the end of November. What a beautiful place right outside Philadelphia across from PHL, near the aloft hotel. In October I went to NYC to photograph the NY Film Festival. Before I got on the train I noticed these huge banners at 30th Street Station, although the banners were promoting adventure books, they were really promoting Scientology.In NYC I ran into Jennifer Lopez at Cipriani’s in Tribeca. Without the strain of crowds and overly excited fans, J-lo gave it up as we say in the biz. She had her bodyguard stand on the side, which allowed me to get the photo. It’s important to get the “Fashion Shot” without cutting off her feet. Gotta get the shoes in. Behind her was LA Reid, and then behind him was Nicole Ritchie. This was the night she was wearing the silver headband, which is often published lately when she is written about.
Tuesday night I was at Table 31 as you know. I forgot a few pixs to share. Here’s Nina Tinari, who seriously you might know is my new “It” girl. Fascinating to talk to, beautiful to look at, and well, well connected. I don’t always know the important who, what or when’s that should be captured for an interesting read on Philly Chit Chat, and Nina is generous in the assistance with introductions. Here she is with Tony Rufo Sr. a local residential developer, Rufo Properties;
Here’s Julie Coker, GM Hyatt Penn’s Landing with Michelle Davis. Thanks to the Hyatt Penns Landing and the folks along the river for stepping up and saving Philadelphia’s traditional fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
Next week December 17, 2008 the buildings along Broad Street are lit for the holidays.
6:15 pm – Lighting Kick-Off Ceremony (The Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street) TERRA BUILDING • NORTH AMERICAN BUILDING • 215 S. BROAD • THE BELLEVUE GARAGE • THE BELLEVUE • THE UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA • LAND TITLE & TRUST BUILDING • 1401 WALNUT STREET • CHAMBERS-WILEY MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 337 S. BROAD STREET • KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS • 123 SOUTH BROAD 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Ongoing Entertainment & Food