Posts Tagged ‘celebrity’

Leonard Nimoy’s Passion for Photography

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Actor Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. While famous for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek, what a lot of people may not know is that Nimoy was also a passionate photographer.

Nimoy picked up an interest in photography as a child, studied photography at UCLA, and even considered changing careers from acting to full-time photographer.
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Actor Keegan Allen is a Photography Buff Who Just Published a Photo Book

Keegan Allen is an American actor who’s best known for playing the character Toby Cavanaugh on the ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars. He’s also a passionate photographer. Above is a 3-minute interview USA Today recently did with Allen about his interest and background. Allen “never goes anywhere without a Leica by his side,” the paper says.
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BTS: Shooting Portraits of Celebrities at Sundance in a Tiny Tent Studio

Here’s a short 2-minute behind-the-scenes video showing how Getty’s Chief Entertainment Photographer Larry Busacca shot celebrity portraits at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Busacca had to shoot all the portraits in the same tiny, green-walled tent studio, so he had to get creative with posing to shoot unique portraits of the actors.
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This Anti-Paparazzi Clothing Uses Reflective Threads to Ruin Flash Photos

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While working as a DJ for Paul McCartney’s world tours, Chris Holmes would often be disappointed when his reflective outfits would ruin flash photographs by blowing it out with light. Then one day he had an epiphany: why not turn things around and use the photo-ruining clothing “for a greater purpose”?

He then came up with the idea of creating a line of hyper-reflective clothing for men. The garments are designed for people who want to keep their privacy and don’t want to appear in photos, namely, celebrities.
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Jeff Goldblum Joins in On the Best ‘Running Away from a T-Rex’ Wedding Photo Ever

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That’s it, nobody can use this idea anymore because the ultimate ‘running away from a T-Rex’ wedding photo has officially been taken. At a wedding this past weekend, photographer Adam Biesenthal put the popular photo idea to bed when none other than Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum joined in on his version, seen above. Read more…

Paparazzi: A Multiplayer PC Game that Pits a Scampering Celebrity Against Your Lens

If you miss the days of arcade-style gaming, Pringo Dingo Games might have just what you’re looking for… complete with a photographic twist. The three-man game studio’s latest creation is a game called Paprazzi, and it pits your reflexes against a scampering 8-bit celebrity. Read more…

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…

Photoshopped Portraits Paint a Creepy and Cuddly Picture of Infamous World Leaders

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What happens when you use a generous dose of juxtaposition in combination with some digital retouching skills? You end up with a rather humorous series of images that show the softer side of some of the most infamous men to ever walk this Earth. Read more…

Tyler Shields Allegedly Refused Kardashian Cover Shoot for Vogue

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Have intellectual property theft, cratering wages and general unfairness left you feeling a little down on the photography business?

Then here’s a little restorative tonic: A well-known, in-demand shooter refuses a celebrity cover shoot for Vogue just because he doesn’t like the particular celebrity. Who happens to be Kim Kardashian, fiancée of photographer-basher Kanye West and a major cultural annoyance in her own right. Come back to Mama and Daddy, faith in humanity! Read more…

A Rare Connection: My Photo Shoot with John Schneider

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I recently got asked to shoot photos for a show called “The Haves and HaveNots” for the Oprah Winfrey Network. I’ve shot many shows in my career and I always enjoy these shoots because there are so many challenges involved. Read more…