Friday, October 4, 2013

What's a Bobarazzi?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 3:37 PM

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Just so you're in on the lingo, Bobarazzi is a made-up word based on another made-up word, paparazzi. Fellini coined it in La Dolce Vita to describe pesky photographers chasing after celebrities. (There was even a character named Paparazzi in the movie.) The news cameramen used flash cameras that made a popping sound — there's some onomatopoeia involved. You get the idea. Bobarazzi is a word someone made up for me. This is a place for some of my photos.

What about me? I've been shooting photos for the North Coast Journal for a long time. I hope I'm not that obnoxious. I use a flash sometimes, but not always, and it's quiet since this is the digital age. We don't have that many celebrities, mostly just regular people doing stuff. And I will shoot some other things too, not just people. As Caroline Fernandez, our production manager put it, I have "cart blanche to shoot whatever." Watch for some of my photos here.

By the way, I did not shoot this picture, it's by my friend Sandy Scott, executive director of the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. She likes my pics, and I like hers.

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Bob Doran

Bob Doran

Freelance photographer and writer, Arts and Entertainment editor from 1997 to 2013.

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