Friday, September 10, 2010


RANDOM SHOTS TODAY - Prayers for 9/11 - Fashion Night Out tonight in King Of Prussia

I love my new phone, and this was the last shot I took with my BB before I purchased the Epic. BUT it does a lousy job with Twitpics or shooting things (ie people) incognito, cause it's so cumbersome to try and shoot on the fly.
So I might in the future carry my old BB just to capture those fun shots that we like so much. So now I will be carrying an Epic, a BB, a Nikon big gun camera, and my Lumix pocket camera. Almost an entire electronic shop.
Another Yogurt shop in Center City on the East side of Broad? Ok enough already. This is on the 1300 block of Chestnut. that girl does not look happy with my picture
A hot dog stand at the Best Buy in Deptford?
This was the old Polyester nightclub, remember that place. Now it's a corner bar. 12th & Race Streets
hmm doggie slippers
Pierre Robert & Adam at XIX restaurant at the Bellevue in the Hyatt. Or is it the other way around, who knows it's 3:30am and I really have to get to bed
another one, sorry I am so lame today. I did have something else planned but instead I whittled my time away at dinner (TWEED again), then watched my soap One Life To Live, then Big Brother 12, then both the newscasts NBC10 & CBS3. lori wilson did a kick ass report on women and football. Chris May, well he's just the nicest guy so I like to watch him too.

Thinking of others on 9/11

Thursday, September 9, 2010

KENDRA WILKINSON BARNES & NOBLE BOOK SIGNING Photos & fans & how much does a Kendra Photo sell for

A lot of folks came out for the signing, her fans are a loyal bunch. They tell me she inspires them, she's speaks from the heart, lives her life without apologies and lives it the best she can.

Kendra walks in, greets a few fans. The video goes dark at one point as I thought I turned it off to take photos. You can hear the paparazzi give direction to Kendra for poses.

a photo like this wouldn't sell because she is leaning against the table so it's really not a good shot for the mags for "the fashion shot", plus I cut her feet off, oh and I need to photoshop it to balance the color. (I didn't have time to color correct these shots before work this morning. One of the reasons they are a little yellow is the batteries I was using were losing their charge and I didn't realize it.)
great pose, no eye contact, wouldn't sell as often as if there were eye contact. I did get an awesome shot with eye contact later, cause Kendra is a professional and is aware of what we as photographers need.

Me and my lame questions. Right before the clip starts I ask her about why she didn't go to the cast party at Olive Garden the night before. She says she stayed home with the Hanks, and apologizes to her crew that she broke the plans.

She asks her fans "if it's ok she goes out and drinks with her friends even though she's a mommy now." I can tell it's completely staged on her part for the TV Show. She didn't ask me, but Kendra girl who cares what those radio heads think. You live your life, your a great mom, you love your man and shake it baby cause you work so hard you deserve a night out.

Sweet fans. See my philly mag column here for more details

Fans interviewed. (I cringe over hearing my voice, I guess that's why I do photography)
At first we waiting at the front of the store for the Kendra exit, but then they took her out the back way, thanks to the person who tipped us off. Who knew Barnes & Noble had a back entrance, but I guess they have to get the books delivered. When I arrived
a one point a fan was giving the store manager a hard time because he wouldn't let them stand closer to the door and I guess be the first one to fawn over Kendra. I had no idea she had such loyal admirer's that would use the "But it's a public sidewalk and I will stand where I want" line to try and get their way. But kendra's fans speak their mind just like their idol.
Kendra and Eddie came out, and she was like "it's ok" [that you were doing your job to protect me from FANatic's. I will greet my fans.
and the fans were ecstatic.

I noticed that Eddie had an Eagles bag and noted it; thankfully a photographer was able to get Kendra to hold the bag. He also got Kendra to sing the Eagle's Fight song. Wish I had video taped that. TMZ probably has it as they were there on the scene. In fact several paparazzi came from NYC to shoot Kendra that evening.
And here's probably the only really valuable shot because she has already done a book tour throughout the nation. A photo like this if picked up by People Mag would pay me about $100, if it was on their web site I would make $50, if it appeared on a blog, which it did, I get paid between $10 - $25. So for my 4 hrs of work I made about $25 (on a national level), but I had a lot of fun doing it. And of course I had content for my PhillyMag column, this blog and a picture was in Michael Klein's column in the Inquirer. (It's not just Kendra, any photo I take would earn those figures in the glossy mags. Now if Kendra wasn't wearing any underwear and she got out of a car, that's a different story - LOL)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Philadelphia, PA – September 7, 2010- Lacroix at The Rittenhouse Hotel is delightedto announce three new changes in the kitchen just in time for the upcoming fall season.

Chef Jonathan Cichon, former Sous Chef, will assume the role of Executive RestaurantChef. Chef Cichon’s promotion comes from the recent announcement that Chef JasonCichonski, Chef de Cuisine at Lacroix will be leaving at the end of October to open hisown restaurant.
Chef Cichon has worked amongst the finest chefs at Lacroix since November 2005 andhas proven his exemplary culinary expertise in the kitchen, demonstrating immenseknowledge and passion for food.

“I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity,” says Chef Cichon. “It is truly anhonor to stand where so many great chefs have stood and I look forward to an excitingseason here at Lacroix.”

“Chef Cichonski has been a wonderful asset to the Lacroix team and we wishhim all the best in his future endeavors,” says David G. Benton, Vice Presidentand General Manager of The Rittenhouse Hotel and Condominium Residences.

Lacroix is also delighted to announce that Chef Adam Lazarick, who has served as SousChef of Lacroix since April 2006, has been appointed as Executive Sous Chef of Lacroix.Over the course of his four year tenure he has showcased exceptional talent and culinarycreativity.

“Both Chef Cichon and Chef Lazarick are superbly talented and we are delightedthat they will be taking the helm at the start of this upcoming season,” says David G.Benton. “With this new leadership and continuity in Lacroix, Chef Cichon and ChefLazarick will continue the legacy Lacroix has established as a premier dining destinationin Philadelphia.”

Additionally, John Marinelli will assume the position of Executive Banquet Chef. Chef Marinelli has served as Banquet Chef for the past nine years and has prepared hisrenowned cuisine for many of Philadelphia’s finest families to dignitaries from aroundthe world.

Today's Philly Mag Column: Who knew Philly had so many Actors/Actresses/Film Biz Peeps. + my obsession with Kendra lives on

Poor Sabrina Tamburino has gotten the backseat to coverage since a new blond came to town. Can we get them out partying together?

Miss B and I went to the Berlin Farmer's Market Saturday, enuf said

Miss B and I went to the Berlin Farmer's Market Saturday, enuf said

Flea Markets are very Red, White & Blue. During this campaign season I wouldn't be surprised if a few politicians press the flesh here. Which reminds me, it's after Labor Day and 676 is loaded with unsightly Toomey & Onorato signs. Could we wait until after Halloween for the littering of signs?

Only $95 and you can live like you're at the Jersey Shore

Oy and I thought my closet was a mess
With Halloween coming up, tell me you don't see these shades as potential skirts for some skinny mini person.
Old Skool at the Berlin Mart as this shirt publicizes that you can be a playa on Myspace

She wore Bluuueee Velvet. This whole place reminds me of the David Lynch movie.

We had a ball clapping our hands and see what might pop out next to scare us.

Back to School wear? sweet kids saliva free
I need to go back and get more pictures. The place is a photographers and bargain hunter's delight.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Red Bull Flugtag Flies Through Philadelphia - Photos

Philadelphian's came out in droves to check out the skies above the Delaware River swarm with homemade flying machines this Labor Day Weekend. Lining both sides of the water and even prowling the Ben Franklin Bridge, Red Bull Flugtag fans were in full force to cheer on the fearless crews as they braved the remaining gusts of Hurricane Earl in their quest for a flying victory.

I of course was running late as I was leisure on my labor day weekend. When I finally did decide to run over there with Miss B Where, it was too late. We spent a good 30 minutes in bumper to bumper traffic on the Ben Franklin Bridge, which was entertaining too, like this car decorated with duck tape.
This shot was taken by Jim W from the bridge. In fact every photo taken below this point was either taken by Tiffany York, who's family and friends were on team Phylin Phanatic

This is the closet we go to the fly machines. Although we heard there were flying clocks, crash test dummies and a dodo bird were among the 32 crafts that took flight off the 26-foot flight deck in front of 85,000 people.

or the photo was taken by Felicia Perretti Team BUMBLE, whose Christmas theme was slightly out of season,
finished third.
purple people eater?

Perretti Photography Facebook

The winner, team Giant Flying Llama took first place with their baseball-inspired hat and uniforms that ignited the Philly crowd and a flight of 42 feet.

Christopher Nork and Drew "The Mayor" Carballo

The Philadelphia side

R Second was a Philly favorite, the Liberty Bell inspired team Let Freedom Wing.
Later the Phylin Phanatic hung out at one of the sponsors Gigi's Restuarant in Old City for the after party with the team and friends.