Introducing my new second shooter...
If only haha...
Becks if your reading this drop me a mail and I might be able to use for a few bits and bobs.
I find it interesting that so many people that have spent there life in front of the camera seem to enjoy getting behind the camera as well. For example Becks is well known for his love of photography. I have watched with interest as he has changed systems from Canon to Leica and now Fuji, I believe though that Victoria still appears to favour Leica.
The big daddy of them all of course is Leonard Nimoy.
Although most people know him as the logical Mr Spock, he has also made a name for himself as a photographer. His first experience of photography was during his teenage years when the family bathroom in his family’s small Boston apartment was used as a makeshift darkroom.
He then made the logical progression to study photography at UCLA under photographer Robert Heineken, after which he received an ‘artist in residence’ appointment at the American Academy in Rome. Since then his work has been exhibited in numerous museums around the US. His photographic books include The Full Body Project and Shekhina.
From self-portraits, to fine art nudes, to eggs, Nimoy’s photography aims to go where no man has gone before.
Another famous person who has excelled at photography is canadian born singer Bryan Adams.
Singer-songwriter Adams’ talents aren’t just limited to music; he is also an actor, producer, and photographer. He has had his photography featured in numerous magazines including British Vogue, L’uomo Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Esquire. He has an impressive string of advertising campaigns to add to his list of photographic commissions, including Guess Jeans, Sand, Converse, Montblanc, Fred Perr, and more.
Along with having a massive string of impressive A-List musicians to add to his photographic portfolio, Adams was also invited to photograph Queen Elizabeth II for her Golden Jubilee. As if that wasn’t enough, he then had the honour of having one of the pictures from the shoot featured on a Canadian postage stamp in 2004 and 2005. One of the pictures is now also on display in London’s National Portrait Gallery.
Needless to say, Adams is good. We could continue to list more of his photographic successes, but we think you get the idea!
The list goes on and on the Fonz, Moby, Tyra Banks, Kenny Rodgers are all fine photographers in there own right.