Instagram is full of photoshopped photos of people who desperately try to fit the imposed beauty standards. I can’t say I follow them, but it doesn’t change the fact that they exist. An Instagram page Goddess Women photoshops celebrities to fit today’s beauty standards, showing the absurdity of it all.
Every so often a photoshoot comes along that both excites you and terrifies you at the same time, and today’s article is about one such instance.
When I was in college, and more specifically in Russian History 401 at ASU, I got a phone call and had to leave class, much to my teachers chagrin. It was Getty Images (my rep at the time) with a photo request for me to photograph the one and only, Mike Tyson. To add a little stress to the mix, I had less than two days to prepare for the shoot and at the time I hadn’t worked with that many celebrities.
Kim Kardashian seems to be following the celebrity trend of posting photos of herself to Instagram without photographer’s permission. And just like many celebrities before her – she got sued over it. Photographer Saeed Bolden is suing Kardashian after she shared a photo that she took of her and Kanye West. Funnily enough, she hired a personal photographer after the incident in order to avoid future legal dispute.
A mobile app developer iHandy recently used a photo of Kim Kardashian to promote their “selfie beauty” app. It turned out that they made a rookie mistake and used the photo without her permission. In return, Kardashian filed a lawsuit, seeking more than $10,000,000 in damages.
Light painting gives you plenty of possibilities to create colorful and trippy images. The team behind Wango Tango Music Festival wanted photos like this for its performers, so they invited Jason D. Page to help them turn their idea into reality. They had to work fast and managed to take 50 celebrity light painting portraits – each of them in a single take! Jason has shared some of these photos with us, along with the backstory of how they were made.
I don’t know about you, but I love it when I find old photos of my favorite celebrities, and it’s especially interesting if I can compare them side-by-side to the new ones. But Dutch artist Ard Gelinck took this “then and now” comparison to a whole new level. In his project, famous celebrities are photoshopped so it looks like they’re hanging out with their younger selves.
Disagreements between celebrities and photographers aren’t all that uncommon. On Wednesday night, famous actor and comedian Bill Murray got into a dispute with photographer Peter Simon at a Martha’s Vineyard restaurant Lola’s. According to the police report, Murray accosted Simon and he looked furious. And there were some “Do you know who I am?” that emerged during the conflict.
Everyone is a photographer, and that includes celebrities. But some celebrities take their photography more seriously than others, investing both significant time and money into developing their craft. Here’s a small sampling.
We all imagine our favorite celebrities in a certain way. But what we see is the picture they create for the public, and it’s perfectly normal. But a Shutterstock staff photographer Andrew H. Walker reveals the different sides of their personalities. He created a series of double portraits which show that our favorite celebrities may not be as we imagine them.
The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of their annual fashion exhbit, and each event celebrates the theme of that year’s exhibition.
As happens at such events, a few famous faces show up to have a mingle. This year, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York also went along to photograph some of them.