Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Studio Museum in Harlem Cocktails before the Dinner

Last night was such an amazing event for The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Always such a great party to go to, Cocktails are held at The Museum ofAmerican Finance and then the guests walk over to Cipriani Wall St. There were so many great photos so I am making 2 posts.
 Please click here for the link to everything Studio Museum Gala 2014 And then scroll down to the next post to see the dinner selects.






The Studio Museum In Harlem Fall Gala Dinner 2014 At Cipriani Wall St

Last night after Cocktails all the guests walked across the street for The Studio Museum In Harlem Fall Gala Dinner 2014 At Cipriani Wall St. It is always the most amazing party. It takes so much time to get everyone to sit cause they are so excited to be in the space with all their friends. And then as soon as they sit they get back up to dance. It is a photographers dream. The night raised over 1.7 Million Dollars, a new all time high for the event.
To see al the photos please click on this link Studio Museum in Harlem Gala






Monday, October 27, 2014

ABT Fall Gala 2014

Last Wednesday October 22nd 2014 was the ABT Fall Gala at Lincoln Center. I was there for Quest Magazine and as always it was a great group of people to photograph.

I often get asked if any one ever makes me weak at the knees when I work and the answer is no not usually but I have to say when Chris Noth looked up and caught my eye I though I was having a true Sex in the City moment. Where were the cameras and the director. Where was the script that said he would then come over and ask the photographer to dance?

Luckily for my knobby knees that script was not written and I managed to continue on photographing the likes of the beautiful Leslie Ziff, Misty Copeland, Nigel and Cristen Barker, Andrew Martin Weber, Idre Rockefeller, Gillian Miniter, Christian Siriano, Deborah Roberts, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Hanna Bronfman, Jean Shafiroff, Caryn Zucker, Susan Fales-Hill, Star Jones, Julia Loomis, Kevin Mc Kenzie, Anna Tatlock, Rachel Moore, Fe Fendi, Hamish Bowles, Marcelo Gomez  and a host of others. To see all the photos you can click on this link ABT FALL GALA 2014











The New York Pops Opening Night for their 32nd Season

Last friday was The New York Pops Opening Night for their 32nd Season at Carnegie Hall. I was thrilled to be there to photograph the concert that was conducted by the handsome and charming and very talented Steven Reineke and included the amazing Finnish cappella ensemble Rajaton. The group of six bought to life the words of the Beatles songs and together with the orchestra they created an uplifting and exciting evening of music and voices.
The first half was devoted to the songs of Abby Road and I loved hearing their interpretation of many of my favorite songs while the second half focussed on the Beatles top hits. It was hard to sit still and I found my feet tapping along with all the familiar tunes.
After the concert was over the audience was invited to join the cast across the street for cocktails and appetizers. For the small fee of $125 happy guests got to mingle with the performers and enjoyed meeting new people while a portion of the ticket price was donated to the Pops Educational program.
To see all the photos please click on this link NY POPS




Monday, October 20, 2014

The New York Hispanic Society Gala at the Metropolitan Club in NYC

Last Thursday was The New York Hispanic Society Gala at the Metropolitan Club in NYC. It was a beautiful evening and the guests had a great time eating and then dancing till the band stopped after midnight.
To see all the photos please click on this link The Hispanic Society Gala 2014


The Hispanic Society Gala 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Carnegie Hall Fall Gala 2014

October 1st was the Carnegie Hall Fall Gala and this year the Gala was taking place on the roof of Carnegie Hall. A tent had been constructed and the guests were really excited seeing the new space and the tent.
To view all the photos please click on this link Carnegie Hall





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lela Rose shows her new Bridal Collection

Today I got to swing by Leyla Rose for Quest Magazine to check out the new collection of Bridal Wear.
I was amazed to see there was not one strapless gown in her new collection. That makes life really great for future brides who will not be tugging all night on their dresses and pulling them up every time they move.
Here is a sneak peak of what is in store for the new season.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The NY Metropolitan Opera Fall Gala 2014

Last week I had the great pleasure to shoot  The NY Metropolitan Opera Fall Gala 2014 at Lincoln Center. Arriving at 5 I was just in time to catch the first arrivals as they headed up to the second floor for cocktails before the opera.
As always it was a sea of gowns and gorgeous people.
I watched the opera outside on the plaza with people who were lucky to be enjoying the free tickets.
Afterwards the guests went into the tent designed by David Stark for the dinner.
To see all the images you can click on this link MET OPERA GALA Fall 2014






Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2014

Last night was New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2014. What a night. There were celebrities, dancers and women in amazing gowns. The red carpet was a buzz. After the excitement of outside everyone flowed into the auditorium for a magical night of dance. During the second half the foyer was transformed into the dinner space and the guests wined and dined and danced till well after midnight.
To view all the photos please click on this link NYC Ballet Fall Gala



Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lincoln Center Philharmonic 2014 Fall Gala

This week was the Lincoln Center Philharmonic 2014 Fall Gala and I was so happy to be the house photographer. I got there nice and early and the first guest to arrive was the most beautiful Karen LeFrack. Back from China where The Chinese Philharmonic had just performed one of her compositions ( I confess I didn't know she wrote music) she looked stunning and relaxed. We had a chance to chat and we both shared how much we both enjoy the time at an event before all the guests arrive.
Woody Allen was seated beside her at the dinner and so many guests made there way over to say hello.
I watched the concert from the offices upstairs where I was bust downloading the cocktail photos and getting them out to the press then I raced over to the dinner just before the curtain came down.
What a beautiful night.
To see all the photos please click on Lincoln Center Philharmonic Fall Gala 2014