I’ve photographed a few celebrities in my day and it’s always a thrill but nothing compares to the A-list encounter I had over in Berkeley last month. This particular star had a police escort, received the key to the city, a special plaque and got to sit on a plush bed for the day while hundreds of fans and city luminaries lined up to get their photos taken with her. I’m of course talking about Grumpy Cat
Her grumpiness was in town to help dedicate the new Mobile Adoption Van that Berkeley Humane just introduced and I was there to photograph her, the hoopla and the hoi polloi for her publisher, Chronicle Books. I also got to have her to myself (well with her mom and bodyguard present) for a few minutes. Let’s just say that the whole experience exceeded all my lofty expectations. G.C is a total pro and handled all the photography like a champ. She’s completely mellow and chill but what really surprised me the most is how tiny she is: 5 pounds, tops!
Here are the results from the day below along with some terrific behind the scenes shots taken by my buddy and assistant, Bart.
My year is made.
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