Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi

Had my camera with me today to do a little bit of street shooting after a meeting in Beverly Hills. My real interest was to catch some of the high end cars that tend to head down Rodeo Drive. When walking back to my Jeep, I see Brian Grazer seated at a sidewalk cafe, talking on his phone. Our eyes meet, I’m wearing my press … Continue reading This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi

U.S. Census Bureau, Glendale, California

U.S. Census 2020 – Doing Good For The Community

Are you thinking about the 2020 Census yet? Your Federal Government is! And so was PR Newswire with this photo assignment! Although I have worked for government contractors in the past, this is the first time I have actually been sworn in as a government contractor. The rules of what I can say and show are simple, nothing about the project I worked on for … Continue reading U.S. Census 2020 – Doing Good For The Community

U.S. Census Bureau - Los Angeles Test Site Documentation

Photo Shoot for the U.S. Census Bureau

Have you been thinking about the 2020 Census yet? Your Federal Government has! Editing photos from this week’s very vital photo assignment from PR Newswire, and the Feds have decided I’m not so much of a risk after all. So I can now say I have been photographing for the United States Census Bureau. I cannot talk about the project details, but I can say the photos … Continue reading Photo Shoot for the U.S. Census Bureau

Hollywood and Vine

In Hollywood, It’s All About Who You Know – But There Really is More To It

There has been a lot going on in the past week that I haven’t been sharing here. So first, this was Friday night at 11:02pm at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. I had just left a meeting at this world-famous intersection. The photos below are from my cell and were posted on Instagram @roth.stock and on Facebook. Today, there was an interesting conversation in one … Continue reading In Hollywood, It’s All About Who You Know – But There Really is More To It

Peter Jackson with his Oscar® at the 76th Annual Academy Awards® Press Room

Editorial: We’re Press, Not Paparazzi. There’s a Difference!

In this midst of our roll out of our new #‎PressNotPaparazzi‬‬ branding campaign, that began just last Tuesday, wow … this article speaks to exactly why! #‎RothStock How The Fast Times Of The Paparazzi Came To A Screeching Halt by Claudia Rosenbaum BuzzFeed News Reporter Just look at that shot in the article of Christina Aguilera at The Ivy Restaurant! “We do not condone nor do we participate … Continue reading Editorial: We’re Press, Not Paparazzi. There’s a Difference!

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Editorial: Why So Few Photos on Social Media?

The question comes up often of why we don’t post our photos on Instagram and only very few on Facebook, and other social media sites for that matter. Finally decided it was time to simply create a photo album on each with the following. To me, this is clearly a rights grab by an over-zealous corporate entity. In September 2013, Facebook revealed in a white paper that … Continue reading Editorial: Why So Few Photos on Social Media?

Johnny Depp attends the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Editorial: In the Entertainment Business, They are Not Our “Fans”

Working the red carpets of Hollywood’s most prestigious events, one quickly catches on to who gets it, and who doesn’t. Who interacts with people, and who comes down the carpet, hits their mark for photos, and passes on down the line. Then, there are those who simply duck the whole process and use the side door! For years I have said it is people like … Continue reading Editorial: In the Entertainment Business, They are Not Our “Fans”

20th Century Fox Studios

Editorial: Background Extras and Fame in Hollywood

If you are a regular reader of this blog, first … THANK YOU! There are not a lot of you … yet. 😉 But, you have probably figured out by now that I’m a background extra in the newly released comedy “Ted 2”. And I’ll admit, I’ve been having fun saying hey, I’m on camera! On social media, between all my accounts, I have maybe … Continue reading Editorial: Background Extras and Fame in Hollywood