Thursday, August 27, 2009



Sunday, May 03, 2009


I don't know why Google didn't pick up PhillyChitChat 's coverage of Lady Gaga's stop in Philly before she went to NYC. Here's the story :

Friday, October 31, 2008


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CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.PHILLYCHITCHAT.COM for some reason the Philly site has been having trouble with google searches... Happy Halloween. Now play nicely!!

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Thursday, August 28, 2008


Saturday, August 02, 2008

CONFESSIONS OF A PAPARAZZI COMES TO AN END re: please visit me at cause that's where I will be

Things are great in Philly, I am really doing things and getting recognition and creating something that no one else is doing. I am a one man media machine. I have a popular blog, my photos are posted weekly in the local major paper, occasionally in the other local paper, in the weekly papers, in magazines and on websites. For example yesterday I received 1400 unique hits on Philly Chit Chat for two stories I wrote about this week - The Philly Soul Parade details, and Philly Magazine Best of Party; Thursday, I photographed 3 events, I credentialed myself at all three events, meaning, I am Philly Chit Chat .com and they want me to cover their event for my blog, as icing on the cake, all three events produced photos that will be published in the paper in the next 4 days (I never tell people that there's a possibility, and I never tell them that they will be published just in case they are bumped for some reason), 2 events will be in magazines, all the event photos were accepted by my agency WENN for possible pick up somewhere, maybe just a blog, but ya know its all good, it's all PR, that is the name of the game. (The Spencers, The Mayor Chef Eric Ripert and wife, Sandra Ripert) So the bad news is, I will be ending this blog. I am turning my focus towards Philly and the promotion I can do for the City through my photography.I'm not saying I won't ever return to NYC, as I have my favorite events NY Fashion Week, the Film Festivals, Tony Awards and the occassional red carpet premieres, ....So for now catch me at where I basically do the same thing but on a local level, but ask "Can I take your photo for Philly Chit Chat, Philly's Social Diary?"; Philly is happening, and I want to capture it all.

I hope you will join me over at did I mention Philly Chit Chat dot Com. And thank you so very, very, very, very much for all your support these past few years. You helped me find my footing and develop my mission for my future. XOXO's - HughE

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, telling the Autograzzi - "I'm Gonna Sign until My Fucking Signature is Worthless"

In recent months I have been focusing on celebrity event shooting, but when I was a "Fan Paparazzi" I used to have to wait until the exits at an event or After Party to photograph my subjects, sometimes I miss doing this, hanging with my "fan" friends, a few of my paparazzi friends, this is a great time to really talk about the war stories of the celebrity business. Last week I schedule my jaunt to NYC purposely so I could hang out with a few of my "photo with" and "autograzzi" friends. Since I left the business has grown tremendously, with at least two dozen new faces out in the field. Every year the "Songwriters Hall of Fame" is held at the Marriott Marquis. Most of the people in this picture are there for 'graphs or "photos with". The peps to the left are checking out who is coming down the escalators and to leave. Last Thursday one of the honorees was John Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls
As John Rzeznik exited the hotel a feeding frenzy of sorts took over with the autograzzi jostling each other to get his signature on a CD, a guitar pick guard, a photo etc., while the photo with people try and get a shot "with" here are some of the folks getting the guitar guards signed Since I left, I see this family has started a business, here's a mom digging guitar guards out of a bag, at 1AM last Thursday, to give to her hmm what 10 year old to get signed (Dad's getting things signed too.) This is about the time that John Rzeznik gleefully states, give them to me, "I am going to sign every fucking one so none of you bastards make a dime off of me." He signed, and signed and signed for a good 15 minutes, until finally he broke free from the frenzied crowd. (did you ever see "Suddenly Last Summer", well in the last scene where Sebastian gets devoured by the boys cash grabbing boys, this is what this scenario reminds me. It was disgusting, and shocking to see. (I guess both obtaining 'graphs and doing paparazzi work isn't very pretty as we try and satisfy the demand for the paying public) and no worse for the wear John Rzeznik and his beautiful girlfriend were off Here's a link to the speech he gave that night at the "Songwriters Hall of Fame"
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