Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi

Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi
Ron Galella / Got the Shot Productions

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When shooting, Galella doesn't look through the camera's viewfinder but instead makes eye contact: a technique rewarded by Warren Beatty in this 1979 photo. "I don't do paparazzi anymore," confesses Galella, who is now 79. "I can't run — I have arthritis in my legs." But the casual artistry to his work lives on, and his photographs fix the famous and the beautiful into eternal youth — and sometimes eternal irritation.

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