I was talking to one of the bouncers from The Republic, the restaurant in west hollywood where the party was, and he was saying that he has met and seen hundreds of celebrity's come in and out of his restaurant. One thing that he has learned is that they deal with all of the same problems we do...self esteem, family issues, money troubles, debt...money and fame don't make a person happy. So the bouncer and I, as we were solving all the worlds problems, came to one of my favorite conclusions: happiness is a choice.
So I will choose to be happy with my journey as a photographer, as should the celebrity photographers and the celebrity's themselves.
...and I will remain happy that I am not paparazzi.