A Short Profile of Art Zelin, Vintage New York's Favorite Celebrity Photographer

In this short piece created by digital media company BlueChalk Media, New York City photographer Art Zelin discusses his career, interactions and origins. Zelin has been photographing celebrities for the past 50 years, capturing portraits, events, candids, paparazzi, you name it, all over New York City. He is one of the most beloved celebrity photographers in the scene.

Over the span of my career, the nature of celebrity has changed along with fashion and photographic technology. My images of Jacqueline Onassis in all her poise and composure, rendered in the saturated color of 1960's film stock, stand in fascinating contrast to my images of Britney Spears, captured in crisp digital frames and displaying the curious high-low dialectic of the modern tramp-superstar.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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