An interesting legal debate started when Steven Spielberg (employees) didn’t allow a photographer to take paparazzi photos of a movie shooting on the streets of New York. Security guards did everything they could to prevent photographing the movie shooting. They installed blockades, canvases, privacy screens and held umbrellas in front of the photographer to block his view. Photographer in return sued the movie company for infringing First amendment rights as New York streets are private property and it is part of freedom of speech to take photos of things happening on the streets.
Paparazzis aren’t the most celebrated individuals in the wide world of photography, but their work is still interesting and professionally challenging, to say the least. Let’s see what a paparazzo carries in his bag and how he thinks about his gear and his work.