Hollywood and Photography – Joined At The Hip

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.
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Current Exhibitions

  • Metropolitan Museum Of Art
  • Irving Penn: Centennial
  • APR 24, 2017–July 30th, 2017
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710
  • Annenberg Space for Photography
  • GENERATION WEALTH BY LAUREN GREENFIELD
  • APR 8, 2017 – AUG 13, 2017
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
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  • Getty Center
  • Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante
  • May 23rd-Aug. 13th, 2017
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW
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  • 11 West 53 Street
  • New York,NY 10001
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  • Yossi Milo Gallery
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  • May 4th-June 24th, 2017
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • THE MECHANICS OF EXPRESSION
  • APRIL 6 – MAY 13, 2017
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Peter Fetterman Gallery
  • STEPHEN WILKES Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom
  • March 4 – May 27th, 2017
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 90404
  • Phone: 310.453.6463

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