December 28, 2005

Photog: Jerry Aveniam

Jerry Aveniam realizes most celebrities are not truly comfortable in front of the still camera, but they are all performers and overachievers. If they fell sympatico with their photographer, the results can be incredibly rewarding and lasting...

Jerry Aveniam

Photographers who concentrate on shooting celebrities can usually be lumped into one of two categories. There are the irascible paparazzi, despised by celebrities for their tenacious, sometimes obsessive pursuit of catching the stars during their most private moments. Then there are the stereotypical studio photographers who are usually commissioned to capture the perfectly composed and lit portrait of flawlessly made-up celebrities that does much to perpetuate the myth that they are somehow above mere mortals.

Then there's Jerry Avenaim, one of Hollywood's hottest photographers to the stars, who is quickly and quietly earning the reputation for his ability to capture celebrities as they really are. And he even makes the photo sessions an enjoyable experience, which has resulted in Avenaim becoming one of the more sought-after photographers in the industry

With more than a decade of experience shooting some of Hollywood's most famous, as well as infamous, faces and more than two decades as a professional photographer, Avenaim has put together a formula that has set him apart from his competition. "You not only have to be good at what you do, you have to be consistent and work well under pressure," explains Avenaim....

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