Star Gazing: tiff.’13
So now you know my “guilty pleasure”… the Toronto International Film Festival! And with my track record, it seems like I’ve started a tradition for every other year. I had started taking these “legitimate paparazzi” photos of the stars, as they attend the movie that their promoting, back in 2009. The next one was in 2011. It was certainly a delight to see these movie stars in the flesh and realize that they are certainly like you and me!
There is certainly a rush when you see the sleek black Escalade/Cadillac/Audi SUV drive up. Everyone reaches for the camera(s), iPads or mobile devices and then…the hollering begins. “Julia, over here!” “Julia, turn around please!” “Julia, one more look back!” And as all that commotion goes on, each photographer has the challenge to snap their best images of the celebrity amidst blocking views of heads, mobile devices, hands and arms stretching to get “the shot”. Quite entertaining! Essentially, the trick is to get there as early as possible and be the first at the front line at the gate so you won’t run into those challenges.
Last night’s headliner was certainly Julia Roberts as she gracefully greeted the fans and smiled for everyone to snap away. Well, tiff, it was fun! See you in 2015!
Ben Mulroney (our own local celebrity!)