Most photographers don’t receive their training by shooting explosives for the Royal Air Force, but Neilson Barnard is not your average photographer. Growing up in Stow Maries, Essex, a tiny village on the east coast of England, Barnard left home at 16 to join the RAF. For the next 13 ½ years, he traveled throughout […]
From International Cat Day to Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, we seem to have a holiday for every occasion. While many of these #Holidaze may appear a bit silly, celebrations are not always about what you think. Take a look at the origin and meanings behind of some more widely celebrated holidays around the world.
The buzz surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio leading up to the 2016 Academy Awards was almost impossible to miss. Then it happened: After six nominations in his 20-plus years on screen, one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood finally won an Oscar for Best Actor, for his role in “The Revenant.” Getty Images photographer Chris Polk […]
As long as stories have existed, we’ve been telling scary ones—in conversation, by campfire light, in literature and onscreen. But what’s the real reason we spin tales of ghosts, zombies and assorted boogeymen? To symbolize fears of the real world. Moreover, these stories morph over time to reflect the anxieties of each generation. From giant […]
Beauty is not a shape or size. Every day we’re bombarded with images of what beauty is “supposed to” look like. From fashion model thin to the perfect hourglass, these standards don’t reflect reality for most women. But pop culture icons are rejecting this ideal, sparking a grassroots #BodyPositive movement. See how these […]
Red velvet surrounds an aperture through which a single eye appears. This is not the inside of a camera, but London’s St. James theater where Exposure The Musical — Life Through A Lens transformed the space this summer into a velvet light trap reminiscent of the pinhole cameras of the 1880s and projected a backdrop [...]
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 […]
“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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]