Set-Crashing Photog Tells All

If you’ve wondered what goes into getting those clandestine movie set shots that are plastered all over the gossip magazines and E! News, Photo Shelter has an enlightening interview with photographer Eric Ford of On Location News. Ford is a movie buff who started out as an extra, transitioned into photography, and now uses his passion and patience to camp out on sets to get big shots. He got the first-ever set photos of Brad and Angelina on Mr. & Mrs. Smith and made headlines recently with a racy Adam Lambert shot (which he explains how he got).

Ford distinguishes himself from the scrum of regular paparazzi because he only takes set photos, but the article doesn’t mention that he was investigated by the FBI in 2007 for trying to sell sexually explicit photos of the underage Kardashian sisters.

Read the whole interview at Photo Shelter (via The Click)

2 Responses to “Set-Crashing Photog Tells All”

  1. 1 Eric Ford July 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    That’s true I was investigated by The FBI in 2007 for which I was never charged with any crime. I would like to set the record straight. Those photos of the Kardashian sisters were some poor quality snapshots that someone i did not know came forward and presented to me in 2007 and asked me if I could broker a sale of those images on their behalf. This person told me that the snapshots were A few years old. Turns out this person lied and the photos were actually much older. Kim and Courtney Kardashian were both under 18 in the photos which believe it or not was not obvious to me while viewing those poor quality snapshots. The photos were illegal and seized by the FBI before they were sold or published anywhere. I did learn a good lesson there and now stick to what I do best which is to shoot and sell candid behind the scenes photos from film sets.

  2. 2 babydiscarted July 24, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Eric – Thx for your comment…there’s always 2 sides to every story.

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