Precious

My good friends over at The Fresh Air Fund hired me to be a photographer at their annual spring gala this summer. The event was held at Tavern on the Green, and it was star studded. Pictured above are just a few of the VIP’s that came out to support the FAF, Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, starring in the upcoming movie Precious, and the director Lee Daniels. Even though it’s not set to release in theaters ’till November, it’s been getting tons of press lately (mostly due to Oprah touching it with her golden fingers). A short summery from the IMDB page for the film:

“In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.”

Looks like it’s going to be a good one, i’ll be seeing it for sure. Gabby also seemed like a complete doll, and was loving every minute on the red carpet (check out my Portraits & Events gallery for more photos)!

*A helpful photo tip that I had to relearn the hard way during this shoot: ALWAYS bring double and triple backup equipment of everything! My trusty Canon 580EX completely died during the middle of this event, and even the hardcore paparazzi guys couldn’t help me. Thank god I brought a backup camera body that had a pop-up flash on it. Not perfect, but it was better than nothing in a jam and I was thankful I threw it in my camera bag that morning. As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work!”

The Catman

catman

While in Key West for our honeymoon this past July, my husband and I ran into an entertaining performance by The Catman and his amazing cats in Mallory Square. Twenty minutes was about all we could take, but it was worth it just to hear the crazy stuff he says (plus we were missing our cats back at home).

Note: I had a very hard time choosing just one catman photo for this post, please check out my Flickr set for more!

Underground Piano

subway

I was impatiently waiting for the subway the other night when I saw this guy playing the piano. I’m usually not into subway performers because they are usually not very good and more annoying than entertaining. But not only was he good, he must have been some sort of a magician. Think he took it through the turnstile?

Animal Haven

Kenny

I’ve been volunteering at Animal Haven for a few years now. It’s a wonderful animal shelter located in Soho, and I try and go once a week, and always bring my camera. I upload all the photos to a set on Flickr, and a few random photos can also be seen in the footer of my site.

I stopped by yesterday evening and couldn’t resist taking a few of Kenny, whose main feature are his adorable, floppy uneven ears. Please go to the Animal Haven site and check out the available dogs and cats!