Celebrity photographer David Hogan *Photo supplied
Celebrity photographer David Hogan *Photo supplied

FRIDAY, MARCH 30: Award-winning celebrity photographer for best-selling UK tabloid The Sun will share the encounters he has had with the superstars in an upcoming talk in Bermuda.

Dave Hogan, who also works for wire service Getty Images, will be sharing his stories over a glass of wine and giving away copies of his book Access All Areas in the event being organized by the Bermuda Society of Arts.

Throughout his 30-year career, Hogan has photographed some of the most famous celebrities in the world including Michael Jackson, Madonna and Paul McCartney.

The photographer says he likes to distance himself from the paparazzi pack that hangs around outside the nightclubs waiting for celebrities to emerge, as he is usually shooting them from inside the building.

Hogan began his photography career as the in-house photographer for excusive nightclub Stringfellows. He built a relationship with the photo desk at The Sun after dropping off his star-studded images to them on a regular basis. The contacts he made led him to being flown around the word by record companies who wanted him to photograph their bands.

He eventually went on to become The Sun’s entertainment photographer covering all the main events for the Bizarre section, formerly edited by Piers Morgan.

His status within the entertainment community allows him special access to concerts and events so he has been fortunate in photographing some signature images that capture the last three decades of music and celebrities. Among his more memorable shots are Brittany and Madonna kissing, David Bowie at his peak, coverage of the original Live Aid gig, Michael Jackson hitting his stride and an early shot of boy band Take That.

Today, Dave still works for the Sun and a whole host of other editorial, commercial and charitable clients which include Leona Lewis, JLS, Take That, MTV, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Warner Music, Live 8, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 charity, MGM, Paramount, Sony BMG and most recently the Help for Heroes charity concert.

He was Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year at the 1998 Nikon Press Photographers Awards in 1998, won the British Picture Editor’s Award for Arts and Entertainment in 1999 and was highly commended as Royal Photographer of the Year in 2001.

Tickets are $20 for BSoA Members and $25 for non-members. The talk takes place on April 9 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.