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Studio 54: Remembering the glitz, glamour and celebrities

There are few places that embodied the free-spirited, vibrant culture of the 1970’s quite like Studio 54. With its lavish, over-the-top parties, the club became the ultimate hotspot for the bon vivant crowd. Movie stars, socialites, politicians and rock legends let loose in this hedonistic playground, and NYC-based photographer Sonia Moskowitz was there to capture […]

Video: Cannes Film Festival in 60 seconds

“Cannes is all about fashion, celebrities, parties and fun. “ – Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images entertainment photographer See all the glamour, fashion and celebrities in this behind the scenes glimpse into the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival.  

Zac Posen’s favorite looks from the Met Gala

The Met Gala isn’t just one of the most coveted parties of the year, it’s also a cultural moment, in which the evening’s fashion says as much about society as, say, fine art or theater. Designers like Zac Posen work intensely to create intricate pieces that function as living sculpture, to be talked about in […]

Vintage portraits show Golden Age of hip hop

“I don’t pose people other than to put them in a good spot for the light.”   In 1982, Janette Beckman traveled from London to New York to visit friends. She never left. The photographer ended up staying to shoot for magazines back home such as The Face and Melody Maker, and the city’s emerging […]

Stylists give behind-the-scenes peek at Oscar Week

Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson are a creative pair. Celebrity stylists for such stars as Jennifer Lawrence, Sophia Vergara and Jennifer Garner, the two spend the weeks before the Academy Awards devising iconic looks that will visually punctuate the big night. “We try to collaborate with our clients,” Lincoln said last week, as she and […]

Backstage at the Oscars: Capturing authentic moments you won’t see on TV

“You only get one shot when the moment is real.”   Embed from Getty Images “Matthew McConaughey walks off stage and its mayhem. He’s surrounded by producers, publicists and other actors who are waiting to present backstage. People are clapping and the cameras are going off—it’s very overwhelming. About a minute after, it’s quiet and […]

The celebrity photos photographers love: Oscars edition

“I prefer this image over a fake smile any day.”   As the anticipation builds toward the Academy Awards, we asked Getty Images photographers to share their favorite shots of this year’s nominees. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Jennifer Lawrence, here’s what they had to say:   1. Leonardo DiCaprio at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards […]

Outsider In: At 75, Patricia Field is Still 100% Original

“Honesty is not brutal. Dishonesty is brutal.” Patricia Field’s life is undergoing major change. She, however, is not. Sitting on a sparkling turquoise cube in a dressing room at her iconic New York shop – which she is closing after 50 years in business — the crimson-haired style curator and “Sex and the City” costumer […]

The Fashion Week photos photographers love

“I think the photographer has to view the show as if they were in the audience in order to find the right moment.” As the official image partner of IMG Fashion, Getty Images has the ultimate backstage pass to the Fashion Week runways, models and parties. Our photographers cover shows all around the globe, creating a […]

As real as it gets: Janette Beckman’s hip-hop portraits are a (deli) window to another time

We talk to photographer Janette Beckman about her seminal work in the early days of hip-hop capturing artists such as Salt-N-Pepa, Run DMC and Grandmaster Flash.

Behind the Fashion Week wall: 5 photographers, 5 glamorous stories

The story behind some of the alternative images on display at New York Fashion Week from the photographers.

What it’s like to work backstage at the Global Citizen Festival

“You respect everybody, and they respect you back.” Before I ended up backstage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, running memory cards for the best photographers and editors in show business, renowned Getty Images entertainment photojournalist Larry Busacca gave me some words of advice: Know your route; Walk like you own the place; Kevin Mazur […]

Behind this Kanye photo: Finding beauty amid chaos

 “I want to make everyone looking at these images feel what I’m feeling.” The entertainment industry isn’t particularly known for predictability and calmness. But photographer Christopher Polk likes it that way. “I thrive off chaos. To be able to create amazing imagery with all these elements stacked against you is so rewarding,” he said. “I […]

How one photographer makes stunning celebrity portraits — fast

“It’s really all about trust.” Larry Busacca is Chief Entertainment Photographer at Getty Images, and has been a leading entertainment industry and celebrity photographer for more than 30 years.  In addition to shooting on the red carpet at the Academy Awards or in a tent at the Sundance Film Festival, Larry’s photography subjects have ranged […]

Photographing true beauty at The London Tattoo Convention

“I found the absolute loveliest people” Getty Images photographer Gareth Cattermole, known for his portraiture of top celebrities, always wanted to shoot a tattoo feature. The difficulty, he said, was finding not only the people, but also the right situation in which to photograph them, all in one place. So when he learned about The […]