A Day In The Life Of The Paparazzi features a living vicariously approach to depicting the trade of the paparazzo, with self-narrated adventures in every vignette and interspersed photographs that aptly represent the craft. Through them, the author convincingly declares, "I am part of the entertainment industry and without me or without the other paparazzi out there, celebrities wouldn't be who they are." Follow the author and photographer, Henry Flores, on his pursuit to get that perfect shot. As he famously states, “Sometimes you only have seconds to react, so you have to always be prepared, because those mere seconds are all you may get to secure a good shot!”
A Day In The Life Of The Paparazzi curates shockingly candid, under-produced portraits of larger-than-life personalities like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears into a work of art. The front cover of the book has a picture of Lindsay Lohan surrounded by paparazzi, which he took while she was at the peak of her career. The book begins with a raucous image of Lindsay Lohan leaving Paris Hilton’s house at four o’clock in the morning, and ends with intimate shots of Henry Flores and other celebrities. The pages in between tell the story of celebrity and its business, but not in the slick, censored way stars are usually portrayed. Publicists or Photoshop do not hinder Henry Flores’ photographs. The book contains 120 pages of celebrity photos along with some never before seen photos of the starlets of today and possibly, the icons of tomorrow.
Henry Flores has been featured on ABC World News, NightLine, Extra TV, and many other media productions, including documentaries from Germany, Canada, and the USA. His company, Buzz Foto, LLC, is responsible for having launched the first ever modern day paparazzi gallery show, which was recognized by the LA Times, TMZ.com, and other well known news media.
A Day In The Life Of The Paparazzi is published in limited edition quantities using offset printing, featuring Black Saifu Cloth, Silver foil stamping on front and spine, Cover Photo pressed with Tip-On Printing Process. Published by Out of Sight Media, LLC, Los Angeles, 2011. Printed by Toppan of Japan.
Henry Flores graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, and began what he thought would be a long and prosperous career as an electrical engineer designing new technology for the medical and military / defense industries. In need of a hobby to release his creative energy while in college, he fell in love with photography, seeing it as a hobby that he could take into retirement. In 2003, discovering that he had a knack for the profession, Henry decided to launch himself full-time in the celebrity photojournalist industry. Henry Flores was highly criticized for his vision of promoting his material on a blog/journal with critics fearing that sales for his images would drop, but instead, Henry used it as a marketing tool for his photos. Brad Elterman and Henry met in September of 2006 and partnered as Buzz Foto, http://www.buzzfoto.com, to further develop their vision of "Paparazzi as an Art Form."
A Day In The Life Of The Paparazzi! Published November 16, 2010