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Lindenhurst Art Students Learn About Photography Industry from Kevin Mazur

Lindenhurst High School students learning from celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur. thumbnail258931
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Lindenhurst High School art students recently had a chance to learn about the celebrity photography business from Kevin Mazur, one of the most famous photographers in the industry. A class of 1979 graduate, Mr. Mazur impressed students with stories about his journey as a concert and celebrity photographer and provided crucial tips on how the students could find their own success.

Throughout his three-decade career, Kevin Mazur has produced thousands of iconic images of the world’s most famous stars. During his visit to Lindenhurst, he spoke about his start as rock concert photographer and the work required to sell his photos to the popular magazines and newspapers of the time. Over the years, Mr. Mazur made connections with various stars, he said, who came to trust him to take their signature photos while on tour and at major celebrity gatherings. His talk traced the ins-and-outs of the industry, from film to digital, where he helped pioneer some of the earliest online photo wire services, to the current social media era.

A key point Mr. Mazur raised throughout his conversation with LHS students was about the importance of building relationships; as important as gaining mastery over the photography medium, he said, is treating subjects and colleagues with respect and patience. He also stressed the importance of working hard. He credited these skills for giving him access to the celebrity and music world, with some of his most recent events including the Met Gala and the European arm of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.

After the presentation, the Lindenhurst students had the chance to enter a raffle to take home Mazur’s prints of various major music stars.

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