Henry Flores is a Renaissance man of sorts. He surprises most people in the paparazzi business when they learn that he graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, and began what he thought would be a long and prosperous career as an electrical engineer designing new technology for the medical, telecommunications and military / defense industries.
In need of a hobby to release his creative energy while in college, he fell in love with photography, seeing it as a hobby that he could take into retirement. In 2003, Henry received an offer to work for three months under the training and guidance of an experienced paparazzo. Discovering that he had a knack for the profession, Henry decided to continue working as a paparazzo part-time. In 2006, he decided to launch himself full-time in the celebrity photojournalist industry.
Out Of Sight Media, LLC (http://www.outofsightmedia.com) was then founded by Henry Flores with the idea of becoming a photo agency featuring fresh paparazzi material in a daily blog or journal.
Out Of Sight Media was revolutionary branded as “A Day In The Life Of The Paparazzi!” Henry gained momentum with his vivid storied detailing the hunt for the perfect photo. His audience experienced first hand, as they lived vicariously through his stories, “A Day In The Life Of The Paparazzi!”.
Henry Flores was highly criticized for his vision of promoting his material on a blog/journal with critics fearing that sales for his images would drop, but instead, Henry used it as a marketing tool for his photos. His sales began to climb and Out Of Sight Media was becoming a known name in the industry.
Henry met legendary iconic 70′s photographer Brad Elterman in September of 2006 and the two partnered up, forming Buzz Foto, LLC (http://www.buzzfoto.com), to further develop a shared vision of “Paparazzi as an Art Form.” Buzz Foto is a celebrity photo agency that deals in iconic paparazzi photographs with their emphasis of “Paparazzi as an Art Form.”
Henry has been quoted and featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC News and profiled on PhotoInduced.com and on BuzzFoto.com . He continues to have gallery exhibitions in Southern California, with a long lasting feature at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles inside their prestigious Paparazzi Ristorante (6101 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045).
Photographers who influenced Henry include Brad Elterman, Ron Galella, Helmut Newton, Helen Levitt, Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Since the formation of the successful photo agency, Henry has went on to debut his personal website HenryFlores.com, and continue to lead the paparazzi industry with cutting edge material. Henry is well known in the business and among many celebrities who have formed a friendly relationship with him. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his lovely wife Stacie.
Henry Flores can be contacted via his personal website at: http://www.henryflores.com