Hello everyone who reads this blog. Sorry I have not been posting but things came up where I was not able to blog. The reason for this entry is to tell you about a contest I entered. I entered a picture of Taylor Swift that I took at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards in the Photograph Kimbra Contest at Talenthouse. There are two ways to win: 1. Kimbra will select one winner for each venue of her tour and 2. the most votes will also get to photograph Kimbra at the venue of their choice. I really could use the support of my readers and hope you will vote for me. To vote just click on the picture above and it will take you to site to vote for my picture. Thank you in advance.
Since I have started photographing celebrities beginning last year with the Billboard Music Awards, I have developed a group of celebrities that I love to photograph. Among that list is Taylor Swift. Although I didn’t get a good selection of pics of her at the Billboard Music Awards, I managed to get some exceptional photos of Taylor at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The biggest reason I find Taylor such a great subject is that she radiates an aura of beauty combined with the innocence of her age. You can tell from her pictures that she is gracious and she is always at her best when she is interacting with her fans.
Yesterday when I went to the red carpet for the Academy of Country Music Awards to take pictures, for around two hours, I was standing next to a Taylor Swift stalker. No lie. The guy was Asian in his 40s or 50s. He had three bags of wrapped gifts for Taylor Swift and a picture of Taylor Swift with a younger version of himself photoshopped in it. That alone wouldn’t have made him a stalker more of a fan out of touch with reality. It wasn’t until later in the day that he did and said that made out to be a crazy stalker. First off, he told the event security that he talked to Taylor Swift everyday through e-mail and that Taylor wanted to meet him there at the ACM Awards Red Carpet. The security agents weren’t having this so they told him he needed to be behind the barricade. The guy wasn’t exactly cooperating so event security were calling the Las Vegas Police in on this and someone mentioned about the stalker going to jail. The stalker heard this and said, “I’ll kill Taylor Swift before I go to jail.” or something like that. I took a short video of the police confronting the stalker and you can see at the :41 second mark.
The police did not arrest the stalker but they told him he had to leave the area. Even though the guy never showed his face again, all of us that had witnessed this guy were keeping a lookout to see if he was going to come back.
Love & Theft performing their song “Angel Eyes” during their set at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 30, 2012 as a part of the Academy of Country Music Awards Weekend in Vegas.
Gene Simmons and the rest of KISS made a grand appearence yesterday on the ACM Awards red carpet. The rock band arrived in a Dodge monster truck.