Monday, June 30, 2008

My day with Cendrine Dominguez...

several months back I had the pleasure of spending a few days with French Actress Cendrine Dominguez. She was absolutely wonderful-a joy to photograph and work with. Today, I received the clip from the French Magazine that ran a full page of images. A nice surprise!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Coldplay rocks The Today Show's Summer Concert Series-June 27, 2008

That's all I can say after shooting Coldplay today on The Today Show's Summer Concert Series from Rockefeller Plaza. Earlier in the week, the photo op at Madison Square Garden was pretty awful. Not only that, it clogged my interpretation of their performance. Today on "The Today Show," Coldplay rocked like no one else other than Bruce Springsteen last September. They played a mini concert-not the usual 15 or so minutes most bands play here but for close to 40 minutes. Lead singer Chris Martin didn't forget anyone in the audience. He left the stage and walked over towards 49th Street for the fans across the street who could only hear. Perched high atop a speaker, he made sure everyone back that way was able to see him. Then, he went far back to the fans at 48th Street and did the same thing. There were thousands of fans all around Rockefeller Plaza today and not one of them left disappointed.
I have seen and photographed thousands of performers and Coldplay ranks amongst the top when it comes to live performances.
Here is a selection of images from that the NY Daily News ran in a gallery:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pearl Jam Live in Concert-Madison Square Garden, June 24, 2008

they STILL have it!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Coldplay Live on Concert-Madison Square Garden, June 23, 2008

great idea-Coldplay gave a free concert for their fans at Madison Square Garden
from a photographer's point of view, this was one of the all time WORST concerts to shoot. The lighting was awful, the stage was higher than ever before, lead singer Chris Martin was everywhere but near the photographers in the pit and we were allowed to shoot songs 4-5.
I could never understand why bands even allow photographers if they are going to pull crap like we endured tonight.
Just awful.

Rihanna Live on The Today Show's Summer Concert Series-Rockefeller Plaza, June 20, 2008

NY Premiere of "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" -Ziegfield Theater, June 19, 2008

starring the adorable and talented Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine". Julia Roberts was the producer and she walked the red carpet VERY FAST with her sister. As usual, Julia never took off her sunglasses.
Other guests included Jane Krakowski, Julia Ormond, Chris O'Donnell, Jada Pinkett Smith and her kids Willow and Jaden, and the Clique Girlz

Monday, June 16, 2008

Kenny Chesney Live-The Today Show, June 13, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant perform live in concert-WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, June 10, 2008

I have never been much of a Robert Plant fan, but tonight's show was fantastic

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds on the set of "The Proposal" filming in downtown Manhattan-June 6, 2008

the plot: A pushy boss forces her her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada

And Ryan Reynolds is just breath taking gorgeous

Five time Grammy winner Usher performs during 'Usher: One Night Only at the Apollo' -June 6, 2008

Five time Grammy winner Usher performs a special show for his fans at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem

Ashanti live on "Good Morning America's" Summer Concert Series, June 6, 2008

with special guest Ja Rule

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Special screening of "You Don`t Mess With The Zohan" at the Ziegfield Theater, June 3, 2008

starring Adam Sandler, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Connor Paolo

Happy Birthday to my big brother, Stu

Monday, June 02, 2008

Bo Diddley, 1928-2008

Rock n' roll pioneer BO DIDDLEY has died from heart failure, aged 79.
The legendary singer passed away on Monday (02Jun08) at his home in Archer, Florida after a long battle with ill health, his spokeswoman Susan Clary has confirmed.
The rocker, born Ellas Bates, suffered a heart attack last August (07), just three months after being struck down by a stroke during his tour of Iowa.
The star is often credited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock n' roll and was best known for his homemade square guitar, dark glasses and black hat and his signature "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm.
He influenced a whole generation of musicians with his innovative use of the electric guitar, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen.
He won a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1999 and was an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Some of his biggest hits include I'm a Man, You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover, Mona, Bo Diddley and Shave and a Haircut.