Celebrity

PDN Video: Bil Zelman on Shooting Portraits of Difficult Celebrity Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 20, 2013 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks, Video

Photographer Bil Zelman: How to Shoot Portraits of Challenging Celebrities from PDNOnline on Vimeo. Celebrities can be skittish and uncooperative in front of a camera, so photographer Bil Zelman sometimes uses psychology to elicit a particular reaction for a compelling portrait. In this video, he describes how he calmed author Isabel Allende, who was self-conscious... More

PDN Video: Gregory Heisler on How to Relate to Portrait Subjects (Even If You Are Shy and Bumbling)

Posted by on Monday October 28, 2013 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks

Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler says people constantly ask him, “How do you get people to pose?” In our latest clip from our video interview with Heisler, he explains the importance of putting yourself in the shoes of your subjects, and figuring out how to interact with them in ways that suit your own personality. He... More

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