Posts Tagged ‘celebrities’

Mark Seliger’s Portraits of Hollywood Celebrities From the 2015 Oscar Party

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After the Academy Awards this past weekend, the winners attended a Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where they passed through an instant portrait studio set up by photographer Mark Seliger, Vanity Fair, and Instagram.
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Grammy Winners’ Official Portraits Released to the Public for the First Time

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Photographer Danny Clinch has served as the official backstage portrait photographer at the Grammys for more than a decade, but his shots have largely stayed out of the public eye. One of the traditions of the awards is that Clinch’s portraits are privately sent to the winning music artists as keepsakes.

However, this year was different. The Recording Academy decided to break tradition this past Sunday by releasing Clinch’s portraits online for the public to see immediately after the awards.
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How USA Today Photographers Shoot a Hollywood Awards Show

USA Today created this short behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse into how its staff photographers go about covering the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony, one of Hollywood’s major award events that’s attended by some of television and cinema’s biggest celebrities.

The photographers talk about how they set themselves up in their respective assignment locations (e.g. red carpet, theater, and photo room) and the unique challenges they face for their specific task (e.g. identifying the right people/moments and fighting for eye contact).

(via USA Today via ISO 1200)

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Creatively Turn the Paparazzi Into a Force for Good

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In the photography hierarchy, the paparazzi are considered by many to be the lowest of the low. Even when they get attacked by less-than-loved celebrities, the reaction from many of our readers is rarely sympathetic. But thanks to some creativity and quick thinking, actor couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have managed to turn the pap into a force for charity. Read more…

Using a 20×24-inch Polaroid to Take Honest Portraits of Movie Stars

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Print of Robert De Niro just out of the camera (screen capture from the video ‘Up Close and Personal’)

Created by Polaroid in 1976, the 20×24-inch instant camera is one of the most unusual and massive pieces of photographic history you can get your hands on (if you’re lucky enough… or have the dough). Fortunately for those of you who want to see the cam in action, photographer Chuck Close managed to do just that in a series of images for Vanity Fair’s 20th Hollywood issue. Read more…

Celebrities Pose for Bacteriograph Portraits Made of their Own Bacteria at Big Bang Fair

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We first introduced you to scientist and photographer Zachary Copfer’s ‘bacteriographs’ back in 2012. A technique that he invented and, as far as we know, only he uses, Bacteriography uses the subject’s own bacteria to ‘grow’ a portrait of them on a petri dish.

Earlier this month, Copfer brought his signature technique to the UK for the first time ever in order to photograph several British celebrities at the UK’s Big Bang Fair. Read more…

Masterful Mashups Reveal How Similar the Celebrities of Today are to the Stars of Old

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It turns out the rich, famous and powerful of today bear a striking resemblance to the rich, famous and powerful of yesteryear — at least if you trust the photo series Iconatomy by George Chamoun and the followup series Then & Now by Marc Ghali. Read more…

Anti-Photography Patent Shows a Device that Will Spoil a Paparazzo’s Day

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There are those who don’t mind being photographed, those who do, and those who are photographed so often they can’t help but mind. Celebrities in particular must deal with an onslaught of photography every time they leave their home, and inventors Wilbert Leon Smith, Jr. and Keelo Lamance Jackson want to do something to help.

That’s why they invented a new anti-photography photo-ruining device that may wind up putting the paparazzi out of work. Read more…

Silly ‘Shopped Photos Show Regular Guy Getting Cozy With A-List Celebrities

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Self-taught Photoshop hobbyist Patrick Thorendahl has an interesting pastime that has gotten him a lot of media attention as of late: he likes to ‘shop himself into photos of A-list celebrities. The resulting shots have gone viral and earned him some 50,000+ followers on Instagram. Read more…

Playing Around with Average Faces Using Martin Schoeller’s Celebrity Portraits

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Yesterday, PetaPixel shared photographer Richard Prince’s composite portrat created by blending together 57 faces of girlfriends seen on Seinfeld. I also enjoy playing with the idea of image averaging, and can’t get enough of it. Late last year, I started experimenting with the idea of averaging faces by blending portraits.

I needed a set of faces that were all semi-similar enough to create good averages with. Well, if you haven’t seen the work of photographer Martin Schoeller, you are missing out! He has a series of close-ups that are shot with very similar lighting styles and compositions of famous (and not-so-famous) people. It’s simply mesmerizing to see. I grabbed the shots above to try face averaging out with.
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