Category: Paparazzi

  • Ron Galella’s Relentless Gaze | The New Yorker

    Ron Galella’s Relentless Gaze

    Ron Galella’s Relentless Gaze

    The photographer’s work provides a stark illustration of the hold that celebrity has on our culture.

    via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/ron-galellas-relentless-gaze

    “My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous,” the artist Andy Warhol wrote, in 1979. “It’s being in the right place at the wrong time. That’s why my favorite photographer is Ron Galella.”

  • Major Paparazzi Agency Goes Under, Blames Covid and Meghan Markle

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    Splash News & Picture Agency, a prominent paparazzi group, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy stating that the global pandemic that has kept celebrities indoors is partially to blame, but also fighting a privacy lawsuit by Meghan Markle has caused the group to default on a nearly $1M loan.
  • Speaking of Britney … What About All Those Other Women? – The New York Times

    “Magazines in that era were driven by damsel-in-distress narratives,” said Ramin Setoodeh, the executive editor at Variety and the author of “Ladies Who Punch.” “It was almost like a sport to watch a woman self-destruct.”
  • Paparazzi Industry ‘Decimated’ as Celebrities Self-Isolate

    https://petapixel.com/2020/04/21/paparazzi-industry-decimated-as-celebrities-self-isolate/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29
    A report by AFP published on Yahoo! News pointed out that the paparazzi industry in Hollywood has been “decimated by the lockdown,” even as demand for celebrity photography skyrockets. The only chance to snap a photo of a celebrity is if and when they leave their homes to walk their dog or grab groceries, at which point they’re probably wearing a mask and sunglasses—assuming they’re even doing these chores themselves.
  • How to Be a Paparazzo – The New York Times

    How to Be a Paparazzo

    “You’re going to get your face punched,” Mendoza says. “You’re going to get your camera broken. People do bad things for money.” (Mendoza once got “high five figures” for a photo of Zsa Zsa Gabor inside an ambulance.)

  • Photos of Paparazzi Hounding Rihanna and Other Celebs | VICE | United States

    Photos of Paparazzi Hounding Rihanna and Other Celebs

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    For this weeks edition of First-Person Shooter, we dropped two cameras off with Stan Rozewicz, a paparazzi photographer who’s shot photos of celebrities in Manhattan for the past nine years. Stan’s captured photos of everybody from Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt to the Obamas and Rihanna.

  • How The Fast Times Of The Paparazzi Came To A Screeching Halt – BuzzFeed News

    How The Fast Times Of The Paparazzi Came To A Screeching Halt

    In the end, the paparazzi machine that came to dominate the early 2000s was no match for the Great Recession, celebrity revolt, and the rise of social media.

  • Palace Writes Open Letter to Media About Paparazzi Harassment of Prince George

    Palace Writes Open Letter to Media About Paparazzi Harassment of Prince George

    The letter was addressed to “leaders of media industry bodies and standards organizations” around the world. It argues that tactics being used to photograph Prince George are becoming “increasingly dangerous” and have become distressing.

  • ‘Journalist scum’ and the Cannes glitterati – Correspondent

    ‘Journalist scum’ and the Cannes glitterati

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    I’m relieved to find I’m not alone in finding this juxtaposition of aggressive capitalism and high art a little difficult to stomach. A few days in, I interview director Asif Kapadia who is presenting his masterful tear-jerker documentary “Amy” about late singer Amy Winehouse. “It’s a bit weird”, he says, to appear before a mass of flashbulbs for a film that savages the role of the paparazzi.

  • Actor Says Paparazzi Are to Blame if They Get Punched

    Actor Says Paparazzi Are to Blame if They Get Punched

    Worthington’s defense, according to Radar, is that getting attacked by celebrity subjects is an occupational hazard for the paparazzi

  • Why Paparazzi Are Good for Us – LightBox

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    There is an anti-aesthetic to paparazzi photographs that rejects the “official,” glamorous views of the rich and famous. The best paparazzi photographs emphasize fleeting, stolen moments, ideally produced without the subject knowing he or she is being photographed

  • French Editor and Photographer Charged Over Topless Kate Middleton Photos


    Link: PDNPulse » French Editor and Photographer Charged Over Topless Kate Middleton Photos

    Laurence Pieau, was charged earlier this month for her role in the publication of the photos, which show Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, sunbathing topless while on vacation in France last September. Authorities did not announce the charges until yesterday. Pieau has defended her decision to publish the photos in various interviews, saying “I did my job as a journalist,”

  • NBA Player Lamar Odom Calmly Destroys Paparazzi’s Gear on the Street


    Link: NBA Player Lamar Odom Calmly Destroys Paparazzi’s Gear on the Street

    Video and still images show the b-baller grabbing cameras, lenses and other gear (like a large wheeled camera gear case) from a  photographer’s car, throwing them in street, smacking another car with a piece of metal pipe and then throwing some of the gear in the trunk of his car before finally tossing it back in the street.

  • Bald Britney Spears Was The Dot-Com Boom Era For Paparazzi


    Link: Bald Britney Spears Was The Dot-Com Boom Era For Paparazzi

    One shot of Britney slowly spiraling into insanity, one video of her shaving her head, or, the just one clip of her going fucking umbrella-attack crazy, could be your mortgage payment for the next year or a new car. Six months after Britney was committed to the hospital, a dozen paps were driving around in new BMWs, Jaguars, and a ton of SUVs, all fully -loaded with tinted windows and decked-out sound systems. Paparazzi were making so much loot from Brit it felt illegal because nothing that paid this much could be so fun

  • Justin Bieber Goes Off on Another Pap — I’m Taking Your Memory Card Bitch!!!

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    Link: Justin Bieber Goes Off on Another Pap — I’m Taking Your Memory Card Bitch!!! | TMZ.com

    On the tape, you hear Justin scream to his bodyguards, “Grab that camera!!! Get that f***ing camera out of here!!!” (time code: 1:08)

  • French Photog Could Go to Jail Over Topless Pictures


    Link: PDN Pulse » Blog Archive » French Photog Could Go to Jail Over Topless Pictures

    French authorities are investigating the publication of the photos, which may have been a violation of French law. If charged and convicted of violating the royal couple’s privacy, Suau faces up to one year in jail and a fine up to 45,000 euros (about $60,000). Closer could be shuttered for as long as five years.

  • Paparazzo Daniele Lo Presti Assassinated In Rome

  • Meditations on Photographs: A Terrified Young Woman Surrounded by A Group of Male Photographers by an unknown paparazzo


    Link: Conscientious Extended | Meditations on Photographs: A Terrified Young Woman Surrounded by A Group of Male Photographers by an unknown paparazzo

    If you did not know anything about paparazzi your impression might be very different: A young woman surrounded by young men, in a very defensive posture, looking terrified – that’s imagery we usually attribute to assault, to the presence of physical or emotional violence.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s videos of the paparazzi who shoot him


    Link: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s videos of the paparazzi who shoot him – Boing Boing

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt whipped out his video camera and confronted some paparazzi

  • Reckless photography


    Link: Reckless photography – latimes.com

    The best way to cope with this issue is not by passing new laws that target photojournalists but by more aggressively enforcing existing laws against driving too close, speeding, trespassing — and jaywalking