Are you running the photos of Eddie & Hannah on a date nite soon? I see people talking about them but I can’t find them! Do you know where they are? Is there something wrong with them because one tweet was furious about them?
1) No. 2) Not going to find out here. 3) Yes. 4)Yes.
Those who follow me here or on Twitter or Instagram know I am not adverse to running pap shots; it’s situational. There were shots of Eddie a while back with his face in his hands, for instance, that were actually very sweet; another of him looking exhausted going through an airport. I ran certain photos from both those sets.
Many years ago, I worked as a news producer for one of the major TV networks in the U.S., and part of my coverage responsibilities was the entertainment industry. I got to meet, interview, and sometimes spend extended time with some huge celebrities. I remember being on location in Wyoming with Sylvester Stallone for Rocky IV during a tough personal time for him. My colleague and I were chatting with him off-camera, and I remember him saying he really didn’t mind a pap or two, even when they jumped him — as long as they weren’t rude, he realized they were doing a job and that he understood fans were interested in him. He didn’t mind the ordinary shots, he said, and was happy the paps could make a few bucks just by showing him leaving a workout.
What he said he really hated were the publications and photo editors who used the worst, most unflattering shots, trying to match them to their own narrative about him being angry, sad, bitter — whatever the story was that they manufactured.
To me, that’s what these photos are. There were probably some very nice photos of Eddie and Hannah taken in this series, even though they were basically ambush shots. But the rag that’s running them wanted to tell a certain story, and that’s the photos they’re showing.
And why I’m not running them.