Whether it is for promotion, idolization, or an off the cuff capture of the private life of celebrities, photography and Hollywood go together like…well, peanut butter and jelly.
In the studio, on the set, or on the street, photographers are here to help the public get a glimpse into lives of those we may think we know due to their on-screen personas. Or off-screen personal lives.
From the master of the studio, George Hurrell, to the paparazzi, this week we’ll take a look at all of the ways we get our fill of celebrity by way of photography. And of course it all culminates at the Oscars on Feb. 22, 2009.
Today, we’ll start with a look in side a paparazzi’s camera bag.
From our archives, here is a video of Henry Flores, from Buzzfoto, sharing the secrets of the gear he uses to catch the shots that get the money:
and some background on the man and how he began:
Our goal is to cover the full spectrum this week.
Stay with us.