famous Through the Lens of the Paparazzi

Bruno Mouron, Pascal Rostain

Description

Celebrities rule the modern world, and following close behind them are the paparazzi, fueling the media’s endless fascination with the rich and famous, while they themselves keep a low profile, fading chameleon-like into the background. 

For more than forty years, Bruno Mouron and Pascal Rostain have photographed movie stars and models, rock stars and royalty. Over the decades, they’ve honed the instincts required to capture the moment when a glance, a pose, and a setting are most perfectly matched. From London to Paris, Hollywood to Cannes, here is a star-studded selection of people who live their lives in the spotlight, sometimes welcoming the camera, sometimes pursued by it. Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Kate Moss are among the iconic faces glimpsed at unguarded moments, in encounters that can be intimate, witty, or confrontational. 

Reviews

This collection of black-and-white images—capturing the likes of Grace Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Kate Moss—offers a sneak peek into the lives of the famous.

— Lifestyle Mirror

Amid today’s proliferation of celebrity candids, Bruno Mouron and Pascal Rostain’s images of Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Kate Moss and others stand out as trenchant statements on fame.

— Time Magazine

400 color illustrations demonstrate the use of innovative digital technology by artists.

— Choice

Reveals an era of celebrity when the paparazzi still used film and pushed the medium to its limits.

— THE Magazine

These images changed the approach to street photography and photojournalism as it was known previously…modern paparazzi can only hope to compare.

— The Photo Review

Contributors

Bruno Mouron

Author

Bruno Mouron is a Paris-based photo-reporter and co-founder of the agency Sphinx.

Pascal Rostain

Author

Pascal Rostain is a Paris-based photo-reporter and co-founder of the agency Sphinx.