Turning the Lens on Langdon (PHOTOS)

September 20, 2014 3:29 AM

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Turning the Lens on Langdon (PHOTOS)

Question: What do Angelina Jolie, Ryan Seacrest, Frank Sinatra, Serena Williams and I have in common? Answer: We have all been photographed by Harry Langdon, the Hollywood celebrity photographer. It's much easier to make a list of celebrities whom Langdon hasn't photographed than it is to make a list of those whom he has photographed in the past 50 years. For decades, in Hollywood, having a Harry Langdon headshot has been synonymous with success. It was not just because he was the most expensive photographer in Hollywood; it was because being able to afford him did not guarantee access to him.

"Photographing a person is a very intimate experience," said Langdon, who, despite being 79 years old and white, is sought out by rappers like Sean Puffy Combs and bad girls Missy Elliot and Eve. "I believe that there is an energy in a photo session, and if it's a positive energy, amazing things can...

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