Friday, November 16, 2007

A Beautiful Sunset after a Rainy Cold Day




Thursday, November 15, 2007

Paris Hilton is such a Marmot Tease

Today Paris Hilton was in Philadelphia to promote her new perfume "Can Can" and sign 200 autographs for the adoring fans, one of which was Pennsylvania's mascot the Groundhog.



When I got a tip today that the "Groundhog" would be posing with Paris Hilton at her signing at Macy's, I just couldn't pass it up. I spoke to the Groundhogs people and they said that the State's mascot did not get any special treatment and had to buy a $55 bottle of "Can Can" like everyone else, then stand in line (for 3 hours), before Paris would pose for a photo.
I was advised by Macy's hired guns that I could only shoot from a position about 30 feet away because technically the "Press" portion of the evening was over and I should have leftAfter waiting what must have seemed like an eternity in the Groundhog suit, the rodent was finally upon Ms HiltonWhen suddenly a voice from across the room shouted at the Groundhogand told him that he could not put on his head piece as it was a security risk and Ms Hilton would not pose with a Groundhog
with that she grabbed his head and gave it to the Groundhog keeper
and Mr Groundhog could only ponder
on what could have been



I don't know what is scarier, this shot or these videos promoting the Groundhog http://www.groundhogchase.com./

(For additional shots of the Paris gig check out http://www.confessionsofapaparazzi.com/ )

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

BOYZ II MEN KICK OFF THEIR CD PROMOTION TOUR IN THEIR HOMETOWN OF PHILLY

No matter where I shoot, the true fans have a great kinship for their idols. The women in the foreground in red is in a wheelchair and found out that the only way she could meet the Boyz was to buy a CD. She didn't have the money, and after a few moments the guy in the blue bought her the CD. It was really an amazing gesture, but at the same time I was surprised that the chick in the wheelchair didn't have $14 bucks.
Boyz II Men preformed a few hits before they commenced signing their new CD "Motown Hitsville USA" Here Wanya Morris greets the women who's basement he practiced singing and dancing in while growing up in Southwest Philly
Nathan sports some bling
It was funny when this guy walked up with this big poster and a handful of CD's to get signed. I heard the Boyz II Men handlers say here comes potential trouble. They surrounded him and stood on the side of him in case of trouble. Then when he requested a photo with them, they complied and the manager took the photo. It was the only time the signing process was interrupted for such an event.

I always resort to those street shots, I am a paparazzi at heart, and for those who read my http://www.confessionsofapaparazzi.com/ blog, you know those are the money shots, but these probably won't bring in any money. Now Paris tomorrow night, that is the money shot! OK Here's Shawn Stockman making his way to the van that will take the Boyz to NYC
Nathan Morris styles out to the van and
finally Wanya Morris strolls to the waiting van
Waiting outside for the Boyz, well waiting on the corner with a cup, was this enthusiastic (ie liquored up) fan who wanted an autograph for the guys

After much pleading and imploring the manager took the piece of paperand signed it. Then she asked for a quarter.

I didn't have any change.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

You take one awesome diva of soul in a chinchilla fur with a great big smile and a voice that you can hear from here to eternity entertaining the crowd and Richard Gere at the Marian Anderson Awards held at the Kimmel Center last night
and everyone is on their feet grooving, well except the lame duck mayor!! [Insert Comment Here] Patti dedicated a song to Kanye West on the passing of his mother, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Monday, November 12, 2007

Where are my Posts?

I haven't been very good to my blogs this week, having been celebrity snapping in NYC 4 out of the 7 days last week.

Here's what I did last night http://hughe2030.blogspot.com/