Monday, August 30, 2010

September Town & Country Magazine

So here it is the new Town & Country Party section edited by the fabulous Alexis Clark who never seems to sleep and always looks gorgeous. I want to know your secret Alexis? I was so happy when you asked me to photograph my friend Preston Bailey for your pages. He and I have traveled to far off and exotic locations where his amazing team has created events that I have been lucky enough to capture.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Journey in Brazil

Far away from the big cities,
I find myself
siting quietly
watching the world
as it ambles by.
No big camera to weigh me down,
just an iPhone without cell service.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August Party Pages for Town and Country

It is always a pleasure photographing the BCRF Gala at the Warldorf Astoria Hotel. Evelyn Lauder has lead this amazing charity with such enthusiasm and grace. Every year all her friends come out to support her very hard work, and yes she has quite an extraordinary list of friends.
Gillian Minitier was all smiles at the Central Park Conservancy lunch. She just sent me a card to tell me that 1000 tulips had been planted in Central Park in recognition of my work in photographing the lunch. Many thanks Gillian.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jimmy Buffett rocks Gulf Shores

While every one is crying about what is going on in the gulf, one man did something to stop the complaining. While 45 thousand people came to hear Jimmy Buffett as he performed on the beach at Gulf Shores no one was feeling any pain. Certainly it is terrible what has happened but what about finding some ways to stimulate the economy for the locals. That is what Jimmy set out to do by bringing in the much needed tourists with a free beach party in the place where he spent part of his youth. After the rehearsals on Saturday afternoon I headed over to LuLu's for dinner. The place was packed. Ilo had just finished singing and people were in good spirits.
I have always dreamed of going on the road with a rock band and I certainly jumped when I got the call asking me if I would like to cover the gig. The crew took good care of me as I ran all over the place with 3 cameras wrapped around my neck. They made room for me on the risers and allowed me on the side of the stage.
What a thrill to look out and see an ocean of people.
Security was tight and it was amazing arriving and leaving with a motorcade of Alabama's finest police.
Yes I am now a groupie! Fins to the left!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Town and Country Magazine

It was such a pleasure photographing the wedding of Anne and Ron in Pittsburg. When the magazine came out Anne called me right away to share with me that so many friends and family had been in touch with her after seeing the photos that opened the wedding pages in the August issue of Town & Country

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Hope Funds for Cancer Research

Last night Leah and Ross Cann had good reason to be smiling when they arrived at Marble House for the Gala Awards Evening Honoring Dr. Murray Brennan, Dr. James Darnell, Jr., Dr. George Demetri and Dr. Harold P. Freeman. The Event that had been sold out for months allowed guests the rare opportunity to step back in time as the gentlemen dressed in white tie and the women put on their finest. Proceeds from the event will go to fund cancer research at leading institutions in the United States.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ravinia 2010

What a great night I had in Chicago last weekend for the Annual Ravinia Gala. This year the evening honored the 80th birthday of the great American composer Stephen Sondheim. The evening of Sondheim’s “greatest hits,” stared Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, George Hearn and Michael Cerveris. After the Concert Patti was the first to arrive in the tent but she didn't want her photo taken claiming she was under dressed for the black tie event. Next was Audra who was all smiles and was very happy to have us all take her beautiful picture.
The weather report had said all week that it was going to rain but lucky for us all the sun shone brightly all day.