Celebrity photography is all about access, and few people have more than Jeff Vespa.
Vespa co-founded the photo agency website WireImage.com in 2001. He also is the official photographer of the
After more than 15 years of building relationships with many of Hollywood's biggest stars, Vespa is releasing the coffee-table book "The Art of Discovery" (Rizzoli, $45) featuring portraits of more than 100 celebrities along with quotes from each about revelatory moments in their lives.
James Franco's life changed when he first saw
"When you're promoting a film, people don't ask you that kind of question," Vespa says. "It can be a very philosophical question, to ask someone about a moment of discovery that impacted their life and changed them. And when you start to think about what that moment was, it really brings up a lot of different ideas and emotions."