7.16.2006

National Urban League - The Hamptons


my new friend/mentor john asked me for directions to the Hampton's for a shoot he was covering. i offered to drive him out there cause taking the LIRR plus a cab can be a bitch when lugging camera equipment - even when u are from nyc

we planned to head out around 10am - it's better to be mad early than 1 minute late - but due to some delays at the cleaners, we didn't leave til almost noon. the ride there wasn't too bad - john acting as my co pilot- we had tunes and good convo all the way there. the adventure began once we got to the Hampton's. one thing about LI, they don't believe in street signs. we never saw Scuddle Hole rd, and followed some signs to Sag Harbour. after a few U-turns and directions, we made it to our destination an hour early - go team!


The view was beautiful! sailing, jet-skiing, and other water sports... the beach, the sun... we didn't have much to do since the party didn't began until 4:30p. so while the caterers prepared the food and the NUL members prepared the gift bags and guest entry, we took test shots and talked lenses. John is an amazing photographer!  he put me on to a bunch of tips to make my life a little easier. like not swapping lenses so often as it can lead to dirt and other things on your sensor - which is what I'm suffering from at the moment, and making sure I'm paid what my work is worth. the latter I need to work on :/




The Urban League was honouring D. Anthony "Chip" Lumar and his wife Dr. Yamma Lumar for their donation of $5 Million dollars to the league. Alma Brown, Star Jones and Marc H. Morial - President & CEO of NUL and former Mayor of New Orleans  - were there to present the Lumar's with a public THANK YOU  and a lovely painting - i didn't get the artist name.

More pics to come soon!










9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chip Lumar is wanted for rape in Atlanta. He is a fraud.

Anonymous said...

Chip Lumar is wanted for rape in Atlanta. He is a fraud.

Dan Caplin said...

lovely how the accuser here is anonymous...

Anonymous said...

Response to Dan Caplin

I am not the person who wrote the one liners.
The sad thing about Chip Lumar is people actually believe him. Perhaps the reason people are not coming forward is due to embaressment of being associated with this individual in the past. He shows the pictures, the phone numbers, the famous Father-In- Law, whom I feel so bad for. Then you see the new office, the new home, and the cars. Let some time pass and then ask The National Urban League if the check was received. Lumar is very good at getting in to the public's eye. His promises do not come through though. Many victims fade away and he starts all over again. Once something is published it is never retracted. He uses the positive writings and no one verifies the information. And if you are famous, he wants your picture so he can use it in his next sales pitch. The truth will eventually come out and Mr. Caplin, you will see what other people are talking about. This is not a personal attack on you, just the truth, sir! This reaction comes a lot until the true colors of Mr. Lumar come out. Chip Lumar is capable of being something positive, however, he is a habitual liar and he consistantly screws people out of money, makes promises he does not follow up on, preaches the word, then curses an hour later. He is very good at doing the wrong thing. This is his choice. Five Million Dollars makes me want to roll over and pee on myself. The cars, the homes, and furnishings belong to people he has screwed or about to screw. People go into debt or lay out cash and he nor his wife pay. She says call him, he ignores you. Do your homework before you put your foot in your mouth, please. Also, ask Portman Holdings in the Suntrust building if he is paying his bills. Once you hear the truth, start finding the owners of the homes, current and previous,the cars, the buildings, former employes, contractors and you will hear the same story. I feel bad for the people who actually belived this BS he is feeding. There are good people out there trying to do the right thing. It only takes one person to hurt many in our culture. This guy is the one.

Anonymous said...

This guy Chip Lumar is a piece of scum that should be sitting in a jail cell instead of a fancy home. He is a fraud and is using his very famous father-in-law's name to gain the trust of the trusting souls in our community. Stop his madness. If you don"t it will be at your or your organization's expense. Report him.

Anonymous said...

Furthermore, Chip took $10,000 upfront fee from me to only introduce me to a Wachovia broker; last I check they were doing that for free. We will have our day in court.

Anonymous said...

for those of you who seem to have a bone to pick with MR.LUMAR,understand that the grass is not always greener on the other side.This is a man who made his own bed and his big enough to lie in it,I believe he choose the devil to share it with.I personally know the both of them and she is no angel.He may swindle a few bucks here and there ,maybe you should watch your pockets a little closer.

arch1534 said...

chip has stolen everything from my father. Beware, he is a conman. My little sisters (ages 8 an 10) are loosing their house and have to live without running water since chip lumar has stolen everything from my family. to add insult to injury he is accusing my father of stealing from him when he in fact conned my dad out of his entire savings and assets.
If you have any information that would help my father in court, please contact me: meganstevehenry@bellsouth.net
please put chip's name in the subject bar.
thank you

Anonymous said...

Chip Lumar is dead, shot and killed last night outside his home. looks like he got what was coming to him.