Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a Key to Walter Iooss’s Access to Top Athletes

Posted by on Wednesday October 9, 2013 | Celebrity, Fun

When you’re trying to get access to top professional athletes, there’s no calling card like a steady gig shooting swimsuit models for Sports Illustrated. Walter Iooss Jr, whom we interviewed in our October issue about his close professional relationship with basketball legend Michael Jordan, has been photographing sports and athletes for 50 years, and photographing... More

French Editor and Photographer Charged Over Topless Kate Middleton Photos

Posted by on Friday July 26, 2013 | Celebrity

The editor of French Closer magazine and an unidentified photographer have been charged with violation of French privacy laws for their alleged role in the publication last September of topless pictures of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge (and now new mother of baby Prince George). Last spring, Closer’s publisher and photographer Valerie Suau were... More

French Photog Could Go to Jail Over Topless Pictures

Posted by on Monday April 29, 2013 | Celebrity

A French magazine could be shut down and a photographer sent to jail over the publication last year of photographs of Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, sunbathing while on vacation in France. The magazine, called Closer, published topless images of Middleton that were allegedly shot by photographer Valerie Suau. French authorities are... More

David LaChapelle Sued for $3 Million by Gallerist

Posted by on Thursday March 7, 2013 | Business, Celebrity, Fine Art

A Montana gallerist has sued David LaChapelle for $3 million dollars, alleging the photographer attacked him in his Manhattan apartment on March 9, 2012. The suit, filed yesterday by James Parmenter in Manhattan Supreme Court, alleges that in the middle of the night, LaChapelle threw Permanter around his apartment, choked him “nearly to the point... More

Photog Prevails in Copyright Case Over ‘Mr. Brainwash’

Posted by on Monday March 4, 2013 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Photo Manipulation

Photographer Dennis Morris has won his lawsuit against the appropriation artist known as Mr. Brainwash for unauthorized use of a decades-old image (shown at right) of deceased punk rocker Sid Vicious. A federal district court judge in Los Angeles recently granted Morris’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of copyright infringement. At the same... More

Quincy Jones Settles Copyright Claim with Photographer

Posted by on Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

Music producer Quincy Jones and photographer Michael Donald Jones (aka Mike Jones Photography) have settled their dispute over the photographer’s claim of copyright infringement. Terms of the settlement were not announced. Mike Jones filed suit last year in a federal court in Los Angeles, alleging that Quincy Jones  provided a portrait without permission for use... More