Forums > Photography Talk > Beyonce's publicist wants unflattering photos down

Photographer

TimothyH

Posts: 1614

Madison, Wisconsin, US

http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/20 … moved.html

Say what you will but, I sure wouldn't want to be known as the guy who took shitty photos of a sexy celebrity.

Feb 07 13 12:52 pm Link

Photographer

nyk fury

Posts: 2918

Port Townsend, Washington, US

looks to me like a shitty celebrity. but what do i know.

Feb 07 13 01:02 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

First of all I'm sure the photographer got good images as well, he was probably just snapping away.

And last .. The publicist is delusional.

Feb 07 13 01:02 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

I think the photographer caught her "attitude"

Feb 07 13 01:05 pm Link

Photographer

R Michael Walker

Posts: 11986

Costa Mesa, California, US

I saw an article using this photo as the answer to why we never give everything to a client. LOL!

Feb 07 13 01:06 pm Link

Model

Miroslava Svoboda

Posts: 555

Seattle, Washington, US

Well he couldn't have taken them if it wasn't there to be taken. I personally commented on her faces as she was performing. I don't know if she wanted to come off that way or didn't but this was bound to happen. Some people might like it, some people might not, it's all a matter of a personal opinion. Beyonce knew that these photos would be taken, could have acted differently if she didn't want to look that way, it's not like her first time in front of cameras. They are not shitty pictures just different ones taken in action. I've seen all my photos from photo shoots lol some are not very flattering, some are absolutely hilarious.

Feb 07 13 01:06 pm Link

Photographer

TimothyH

Posts: 1614

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Miroslava Svoboda wrote:
They are not shitty pictures just different ones taken in action.

Have you seen this? http://www.celebjihad.com/celeb-jihad/h … once1.html

As a photographer, if I'd taken it, this would have never seen the light of day. Regardless of whose fault it is, it's a terrible (i.e. shitty) photo.

Feb 07 13 01:17 pm Link

Photographer

KA Style

Posts: 1583

Syracuse, New York, US

A person that releases images like that of Anyone is a douche.

Feb 07 13 01:18 pm Link

Photographer

TimothyH

Posts: 1614

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Rachel Reilly wrote:
First of all I'm sure the photographer got good images as well, he was probably just snapping away.

Publishing the good ones (editing) is half of a photographers job.

Feb 07 13 01:22 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7950

Imperial, California, US

Ole rhino rump doesn't like some of her pictures??:-))

Feb 07 13 01:25 pm Link

Photographer

Hero Foto

Posts: 878

Phoenix, Arizona, US

with the publicists shitty demanding attitude I would charge $150k per image for removal ... that outta cover the attitude adjustment fee just nicely

Feb 07 13 01:26 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

TimothyH wrote:
Have you seen this? http://www.celebjihad.com/celeb-jihad/h … once1.html

As a photographer, if I'd taken it, this would have never seen the light of day. Regardless of whose fault it is, it's a terrible (i.e. shitty) photo.

looks like bodybuilding gone bad tongue, but also shows RAW attitude !....TMZ would be proud !

Feb 07 13 01:26 pm Link

Photographer

Hero Foto

Posts: 878

Phoenix, Arizona, US

TimothyH wrote:
Have you seen this? http://www.celebjihad.com/celeb-jihad/h … once1.html

As a photographer, if I'd taken it, this would have never seen the light of day. Regardless of whose fault it is, it's a terrible (i.e. shitty) photo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf0oXY4nDxE

Feb 07 13 01:27 pm Link

Model

Miroslava Svoboda

Posts: 555

Seattle, Washington, US

TimothyH wrote:
Have you seen this? http://www.celebjihad.com/celeb-jihad/h … once1.html

As a photographer, if I'd taken it, this would have never seen the light of day. Regardless of whose fault it is, it's a terrible (i.e. shitty) photo.

I don't want to argue about how much of a douche the photographer was for releasing those and etc. All i am saying is that I mentioned several times that she's not looking good in that way during the show, people who were there watching the game with me mentioned as well that she looked horrible. It was obviously done on purpose and it was really up in your face too. Draw your conclusions from that.

oh and there was hardly any time she wasn't doing that. Maybe more posing and smiling would have had less of that.

Feb 07 13 01:29 pm Link

Photographer

Lars R Peterson

Posts: 1073

Seattle, Washington, US

TimothyH wrote:
.... Regardless of whose fault it is, it's a terrible (i.e. shitty) photo.

Nah, I don't think it's a shitty photo. Actually, it's well done. In focus, well framed, nice bokeh... what part don't you like?? The part that looks like a 'roided up tranny taking a dump? OK, that's subjective... but the photo itself is great.
They say bad press is better than no press, and this photo will certainly make the rounds!!
big_smile

Feb 07 13 01:36 pm Link

Photographer

Hero Foto

Posts: 878

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Lars R Peterson wrote:
.... a 'roided up tranny taking a dump ...

+1,000,000

ROFLMAO

Feb 07 13 01:39 pm Link

Photographer

Swank Photography

Posts: 19015

Key West, Florida, US

TimothyH wrote:

Have you seen this? http://www.celebjihad.com/celeb-jihad/h … once1.html

As a photographer, if I'd taken it, this would have never seen the light of day. Regardless of whose fault it is, it's a terrible (i.e. shitty) photo.

Ouch! Holy sheep shit batman! Yeah that would have NEVER EVER seen the light of day.

Feb 07 13 01:40 pm Link

Photographer

TimothyH

Posts: 1614

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Swank Photography wrote:
Ouch! Holy sheep shit batman! Yeah that would have NEVER EVER seen the light of day.

My guess is that that photographer (if they know who took it) won't be getting any A-list sittings for a while.

Feb 07 13 01:45 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Oh, but wait...

Let's think about the poor young girls. Isn't showing an image of Beyonce as she really is a good thing to convey to those poor young impressionable girls that it's not just about a plastic barbie doll created by smoke and mirrors? Some out-of-reach ideal they are trying to achieve? This is the REAL woman.

Gee, it just seems so hypocritical to demand an image be taken down because it doesn't portray the star in the best light...even though it's accurate.

Where is the cry for honesty and integrity now?

Feb 07 13 01:45 pm Link

Model

Melodye Joy

Posts: 542

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

If a model might weigh in...Beyonce was in movement and she was emoting during the show...those are not flattering but they are not bad either....and honestly, to see a celebrity cut up or act 'normal' for a moment just brings them down to reality and makes one realize that these 'stars' are no better than you or I.

But... that's just my view on the matter.

Feb 07 13 01:46 pm Link

Model

Miroslava Svoboda

Posts: 555

Seattle, Washington, US

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
Oh, but wait...

Let's think about the poor young girls. Isn't showing an image of Beyonce as she really is a good thing to convey to those poor young impressionable girls that it's not just about a plastic barbie doll created by smoke and mirrors? Some out-of-reach ideal they are trying to achieve? This is the REAL woman.

Gee, it just seems so hypocritical to demand an image be taken down because it doesn't portray the star in the best light...even though it's accurate.

Where is the cry for honesty and integrity now?

I like them, yes they are not flattering and definitely different than any posed pictures of her. Let's face it even selfies are posed, like none of us have taken those.

I have a photo of me that is something along those lines, it's not exactly flattering and definitely won't get me any good attention around here(maybe just for being a bikini shot big_smile) but every time I see it I smile and go, "Damn! That's awesome!"

Feb 07 13 01:49 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

George Ruge wrote:
Ole rhino rump doesn't like some of her pictures??:-))

This should be plastered on the Enquirer with the headline...

"Still Wish You Were Jay Z?"

Feb 07 13 01:50 pm Link

Photographer

-The Dave-

Posts: 8626

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

lol  I know the guy that shot that.

Feb 07 13 01:54 pm Link

Photographer

Rupert Barnes

Posts: 2

Evesham, England, United Kingdom

If its like any large event now adays the Photographer probably never got to edit the images, they would have been on line within seconds of being taken, uploaded and edited by the agency, straight from the camera.
The agency should have not released them.

Feb 07 13 02:03 pm Link

Photographer

ForeverFotos

Posts: 6644

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Putting on an intense rock show IS NOT THE SAME as posing for glamor photos. God forbid that any of Michael Jackson's REAL photos, or worse yet, Mick Jagger's REAL photos had actually made the rounds of paparazzi product showings. This publicist needs to get real, the shot was there, it's reality.......the photographer got the shot.

Feb 07 13 02:06 pm Link

Photographer

TimothyH

Posts: 1614

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Rupert Barnes wrote:
If its like any large event now adays the Photographer probably never got to edit the images, they would have been on line within seconds of being taken, uploaded and edited by the agency, straight from the camera.
The agency should have not released them.

Yep, that's a good point.

Just got off the phone with my friend who is editing his Beyonce photos now. He said he got a lot of bad ones but just didn't post them which is what most of us would have done.

Feb 07 13 02:08 pm Link

Photographer

TimothyH

Posts: 1614

Madison, Wisconsin, US

ForeverFotos wrote:
This publicist needs to get real, the shot was there, it's reality.......the photographer got the shot.

The publicist is doing their job which is to make the client look good. Even if the letter didn't get the photos taken down in some cases it would have.

Feb 07 13 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

nyk fury

Posts: 2918

Port Townsend, Washington, US

TimothyH wrote:
Just got off the phone with my friend who is editing his Beyonce photos now. He said he got a lot of bad ones but just didn't post them which is what most of us would have done.

that's what it would come down to for me. i like to capture realities. but not really gross ones.

Feb 07 13 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Fuck the publicist, it's great to see this overrated trollop for who she really is. In any case, it's way too late, the images are on the web, the world has been subjected to those redwood tree legs...yuk!

Feb 07 13 02:14 pm Link

Photographer

DAVISICON

Posts: 480

San Antonio, Texas, US

you cant control everything in the public eye, it probably would have died quickly, had the publicist not opened his big  mouth! like all celebrities or aspiring, there will be a day when when she will be desperate for any camera lens and attention, dont bite the hand that feeds you.

Feb 07 13 02:17 pm Link

Photographer

TimothyH

Posts: 1614

Madison, Wisconsin, US

London Fog wrote:
it's great to see this overrated trollop for who she really is. In any case, it's way too late, the images are on the web, the world has been subjected to those redwood tree legs...yuk!

But, how do you really feel about her?

Feb 07 13 02:20 pm Link

Model

Alivia Autumn

Posts: 610

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
Oh, but wait...

Let's think about the poor young girls. Isn't showing an image of Beyonce as she really is a good thing to convey to those poor young impressionable girls that it's not just about a plastic barbie doll created by smoke and mirrors? Some out-of-reach ideal they are trying to achieve? This is the REAL woman.

Gee, it just seems so hypocritical to demand an image be taken down because it doesn't portray the star in the best light...even though it's accurate.

Where is the cry for honesty and integrity now?

This

Feb 07 13 02:47 pm Link

Photographer

JAE

Posts: 2143

West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

Asking to remove photos from the internet?  Does this person not know what the internet is?

Feb 07 13 02:51 pm Link

Photographer

Joe Peffer

Posts: 297

Miami, Florida, US

Captured her true looks, thats all I know lol

Feb 07 13 02:54 pm Link

Model

Alivia Autumn

Posts: 610

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

The roof raising is the best one!

Feb 07 13 02:55 pm Link

Photographer

Jerry Rybansky

Posts: 980

Bayonne, New Jersey, US

that real picture of her fat chick !!!

Feb 07 13 03:02 pm Link

Photographer

TimothyH

Posts: 1614

Madison, Wisconsin, US

JAE Photography PA wrote:
Asking to remove photos from the internet?  Does this person not know what the internet is?

They can ask. Would have saved a (minor) PR disaster if it had worked. Obviously it sorta backfired.

Feb 07 13 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Boreal Photography

Posts: 292

Portland, Oregon, US

TimothyH wrote:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/20 … moved.html ...

Yikes! Those two unflattering photos bear an uncanny resemblance to Tina Turner's character in Mad Max, the thunderdome and all, movie from the 70s!

Feb 07 13 03:09 pm Link

Photographer

Raoul Isidro Images

Posts: 6289

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Those photos are being asked to be taken down?

They're great!

Nothing wrong with them.

Me thinks the publicist is using REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY here...

Spin doctors, they are...

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Feb 07 13 03:11 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

I wonder if Kim Kardashian is viewing these images and saying, "Oh shit...I'm next! Mom! Please don't let them see what I really look like!"

Feb 07 13 03:12 pm Link