Thursday, December 25, 2014

Julie Skarratt in Quest Magazine

I am very excited to share this story that appeared in Quest Magazine. People often ask me what it was like modeling in the 80's and being part of the Eileen Ford Agency in NY.
Here is a little snippet with photos from my modeling assignments that took me from Sydney to Tokyo then on to Milan, Paris, Hamburg and finally NY.
I never set out with the intention of becoming a photographer however every step of my life has lead me in that direction.
Many thanks to Daniel Cappello who came up with the idea of this story and then made it happen. Thanks to Lily Hoagland who interviewed me and wrote the story. Also thanks to Thelma Garcia who helped me with the self portraits and where I could not hold the remote clicked the camera for me.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2015.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hope Funds for Cancer Research Program Event 2014

Hope Funds for Cancer Research held a Program Event and Dinner on December 10th at the Harold Pratt House. This Panel, included Hope Funds Fellow Bluma Lesch from the Whitehead Institute; Chairman of the Board Malcolm A.S. Moore from Sloan-Kettering Institute; author and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee  from Columbia University; Anne Dooley from BBDO Worldwide; and scientist Frank Slack from Harvard University, and discussed a “Unified Theory of Cancer.” To see all the photos please click on this link Hope Funds

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fare Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY City 2014

Monday night was the Fare Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY City 2014.
To see all the photos please click on this link FARE GALA 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Last night the UNICEF Snowflake Ball celebrated its tenth year. Over 700 guests helped to raise ove 3 million dollars to help improve the lives of children in more than 190 countries.
To see all the photos please click on this link  UNICEF BALL

Friday, November 21, 2014

The CCBF Fall Gala, Plaza Hotel, November 18th 2014

On Tuesday night I attended the CCBF Breakthrough Ball at The Plaza Hotel. CCBF stands for Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation and the event raised over one million dollars for children in need.
The evenings honoree was Vince Tese and after the live auction that included a trip to Italy that I wish I could have bid on and tickets to the super bowl that sounded like fun the evening ended with the guests  dancing as Alumni from Broadway's Jersey Boys rocked the Plaza ballroom.
To see all my photos you can click on this link CCBF Gala

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

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