You can shoot her Tilda cows come home…

April 30, 2009

Blog Guy, it’s me again, the aspiring photojournalist you’ve been helping. I know shooting photos of celebrities is a huge part of news photography, and I think I’m ready. Who is THE hardest celeb to photograph?

I’m thinking that would have to be Tilda.

Tilde? That squiggly punctuation mark?

No. TILDA! Swinton!

That British actress who was in…um… whatever she was in?

She’s the one.

That seems strange. Why?

Just look at all these attempts in our photo archive. I gather she moves her head up and down so you can never get a full frame, and she makes horrible faces.

You mean you didn’t crop those photos like that?

Nope. And as you can see below, she doesn’t pose too well in a chair, either.

Yikes! Think I’ll stick with the punctuation mark!

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Above: Combo shot of British actress Tilda Swinton at a news conference in Berlin, February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

Below: Swinton poses during an interview with Reuters in New York, April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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I think Tilda is a very good actress, but she is quite bizarre in her personal life. I can’t shake the feeling that she and Cate Blanchett are the same person, except Cate has plumper lips and is not as tall. Maybe they came in on the same alien mothership…

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Does Ms. Swinton look like a young Danny Kaye or is it just my bad monitor.

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