Check out Our List of the Top 5 Celebrity Photographers of All Time
Celebrities love to hate the paparazzi, and we do too. We can’t help but read the tantalizing headlines, while other times we grimace at a photo exposing The Kardashians. While celebrities encounter hundreds of paparazzi photographers, they never really know any of them by name. However, there are some photographers stars know by name.
Often, these photographers are well known because there are standouts who are known for their professional manner, images, and attitude. Are you a photographer who is interested in shooting photographs of celebrities, but want to stand out from the pack? Learn from our list of the five most well-known paparazzi photographers!
Top Celebrity Photographers
His photos are legendary as he has photographed the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael Jackson, Sophia Loren, and Marlon Brandon. He essentially created what we know of modern-day paparazzi photography. There are stories where he would hop into taxis and try and chase celebrities in hopes of capturing even one great shot.
An Italian photographer referred to as “King of the Paparazzi”. He received the “Order of Merit” in 1998 from the Italian Republic. He photographed big Hollywood, even directors like Oliver Stone!
Lyons is bigger than life and operates as more than just a photographer. Known for his personality, he was a successful paparazzi in the United Kingdom and Australia. Darryn was even elected the Mayor of Geelong from 2013-2016. He is infamous, as well as famous, as he was present on Princess Diana’s night of death and gave the police the images he took, which Darryn has said he will never publish.
An Italian photographer who is considered one of the “original” paparazzi. Tazio has recently retired from the stalker-esque forms of paparazzi work that is so popular today. His most famous images are candid photography, both planned and impromptu. Even making the big screen as the film, “La Dolce Vita” has a character based on him.
Harrison’s methods of photographing celebrities have been the subject of articles, like this one found in VOA. Harrison equates his career to that of being a reporter and living an exciting life. He doesn’t sit around waiting outside celebrities’ homes; instead, he drives about trying to find perfect photos!
If you’re interested in being a celebrity photographer, go to events and hotspots where celebrities will be in attendance. Start small and research where to submit the images you take.
If you’re not sure where to send your images, go to Berify and reverse image search some of your favorite paparazzi photographs, by others, to see which publications will be a good fit!