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Photographer Spotlight: A photographer’s journey from shooting explosives to red carpets

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 […]

That time Zoolander took over my phone (one photographer’s crazy story)

As a regular at the Cannes Film Festival for 12 years, Parisian photographer Francois Durand is definitely in his element at glamorous events. While many of his assignments have an elegant atmosphere, occasionally there are moments where craziness ensues. For example, that time at the Fall 2015 Valentino fashion show in Paris when Ben Stiller […]

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 […]

Runway to Red Carpet: Catching up with ‘alt view’ photographer

“The rain had started to come down … and all the photographers were shouting ‘put the umbrella down, get that guy away,’ because it ruins their shot. But for me, it really made the shot.” — Getty Images Photographer Gareth Cattermole on his image of actress Reese Witherspoon in the rain Based in London, Gareth […]