I have been on vacation for about two weeks and I haven’t really been looking for any celebrity here in the island cause I feel like I have a second home here and I get lazy. I did, however, recently hear about all these celebrities that were in town, so I had to at least check it out. Besides, I was so close to the hotel that I had to do it.
As I was walking around the hotel, I saw Taryn Manning, Jamie Lynn Sigler, and Vanessa Hudgens, however, I couldn’t take any photos of them because of all the security inside the hotel. I figured I work on them tomorrow as I get to the hotel early in the morning.
So, I decided to walk down from the hotel to the beach and that is when I saw her. I noticed Shenae Grimes pretending to be a paparazzo just like me.
Tami Erin and Henry Flores. I was hanging out in Santa Monica on one of those slow days. It was fun. The sun was warm. As I walked from the pier back to my car, I noticed Tami Erin riding her pink bike. She was looking incredible in her polka dot bikini and her pink bike. I stopped her for a second as I had recognized her from her Pippi Longstocking film she did when she was young. We chatted about life for a second and then I asked her for a photograph. She said yes.
I was carrying my film plastic camera with me, as I am doing some artistic photographs for a project that I am working on. Not bad for a plastic camera, right?
I want you guys to come back everyday and to make this website one of your favorites. So, I am asking for your honest feedback. In order to make it one of your favorites, what would you like to see on this website? Please Note: I will only post my own material and I cannot go after Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Mischa Barton and Lindsay Lohan everyday. I get celebs as I find them on the street. I don’t do doorsteps (that means that I do not sit on a Celeb’s Home waiting for a photo opportunity)! I get too bored with that.
So, I am proposing to show you some of my Iconic Archive Material from my past, even on days when I don’t find celebs on the day of the post.
Would you guys like to see pictures from my past? Would you guys like to see my first blurry shot, the first celeb that gave me the finger, the first time I was in a situation with a celeb which actually taught me my rights as a photojournalist (Paparazzi)? etc…
Well, this is what I am planning on doing! Tell me what you think?
I was parked on Robertson Blvd in the loading section. You can say that I was right in front of the Newsroom. I was there simply because that’s were I take care of a basic need. I get out of my car and I went inside the Newsroom. I looked around as I went all the way to the back of the restaurant for any familiar faces. I didn’t see anyone on the way in, so I decided to go check out this little room that they have in the back.
Yup! No one was there either. Huh! I washed my hands because I believe that hygiene is very important and I walked out of the little room. This was my second look at the restaurant. Sometimes on the way in, it is hard to see the people facing away from you, so that is why you have to double back so that you can see everyone. Sure enough! There she was! I went outside to wait. Since my car was in the loading zone, I just got my camera ready and I left it inside the car so that I didn’t alert any of the paparazzi that were waiting in front of the Ivy.
After a few minutes she comes out. I followed her and took some pictures of her until she got to Kitson Men. She went into the store and started to look around. I was able to knock off a couple of frames before the video guys made it over. I was still the only one shooting stills.
She comes out of the store and guess what she did. She walked all the way passed the paparazzi that were next to the Ivy. There goes my short lived exclusive. Well, it was fun. She was playing hard to get. Can you guess who she is?
I was heading with my girl to Waikiki from the North Shore and we decided to check out the Lost set close to the Macadamia Plantation. I could clearly see the signs posted, which said, crew and cast parking, but it said private property.
Well, Lost is being recorded on the Macadamia plantation and I figured the only way to get a real close look at the set was to take the guided tour from the plantation through the set.
I actually had a great time. We got on the bus and it took us around the lost trailers and filmset. Unfortunately, they were not going to be filming until later on that night. So, my girl and I decided to go for a hike to check out the lighthouse.
I forget where it is located. I am always driving lost since she knows where she is going. So, I let her navigate me. Well, it is a hike, where from the top, you can view whales. I only got to see the tail of one. Hey! Tomorrow I am heading back to the north shore. I hope that I could casually see Evangeline Lily and Dominic Monaghan shopping or watching the surfing contest tomorrow at the north shore.
Today I went to check out Pearl Harbor because I found out that Cameron Diaz was already in LA. She probably left because the winds are too strong, making it impossible for some to surf. The weather here is extremely windy that it feels like a hurricane to me (although, I have never been in a hurricane).
I decided then to go to the local tourist destination and see it for myself. I have never been to Pearl Harbor until today. It was amazing. There was so much history behind the attack on Pearl Harbor that my girl and myself spent a few hours going through the museum.
There was a model replica of the ship underwater, which I felt the need to hose down since there are no celebs here to hose down. By the way, if you know of any celebs here other than Evangeline Lily and Dominic Monaghan, then please let me know. Actually, please give me information on how to find them also.
Did you know that there was a suicide torpedo piloted by a man? Yup! The crazy dude would get in the torpedo and he would have full control of the steering. He would decide which part of the ship he was going to end up in! That is crazy!
Well, going back to Pearl Harbor! It was amazing seeing the ship! What a feeling. I think I went through a few emotions of anger, sadness, and amazement!
So here I am in Hawaii working away, getting familiar with this “awful” looking place in search for a few celebs. I mean, the weather is very windy and the temperature is an exhausting 75 degrees. It can’t get any worse. Just to describe how awful it is here, I have taken a few pictures of this darn place. 😉
I can’t believe I have to work here. I really don’t recommend it for the faint of heart.
I wanted to check out the big wave surfing contest (Monster Energy Pipeline Pro, presented by Billabong) that was going to happen, but I guess because of this awful weather, they postponed it a few days. I am hoping that the weather does improve.
Can you all tell that I am having a bad time here? 😉 Yup! It is just awful. Hehe
Ok! I have to go. My girl wants me to have another drink. Hopefully tomorrow I will find someone to hose.
I went to Beverly Hills to see if my luck would change. Ok! I haven’t been feeling too well since I have been feeling a little sick for a few days now. So I decided to check out Beverly Hills to see if my luck would change a little.
A few years ago, I used to have a hard time finding celebs in Beverly Hills. I never really liked it since it is always congested with traffic and people, not only that, it is practically impossible to find parking; especially if you are in a hurry since you just spotted a celeb.
Well, I was rolling around Brighton Way when I spotted Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. They were both walking and talking. Ron was also sucking on a lollipop. As they walked, you could see them somewhat window shopping since every once in a while they would stop to look inside the store.
Well, I was on a one-way so I couldn’t make a U-turn. I went around the block and I thought that I was going to loose them. By the time I got to where they were, luckily a space opened up and I got in. I ran passed them. Lucky for me a tourist stopped them for a picture. They noticed me and I started to chat with them. I asked if I could have their picture and they said yes. I let them go after that. I got what I needed and they were cool. Hey, maybe I should have asked them to put me in a movie. Nah!