When I’m following someone and I feel comfortable talking with them, I’ll tell them, “Let me know if you ever have a time when it’s just a bad day and you don’t want to play along.” Occasionally they do. Then, unless there’s news going on involving that person that gives me a good reason to ignore the request, I comply. If someone is in the middle of a scandal and they say, “Not today,” of course I’m going to say, “No, that doesn’t work today because you need to be on the front of every newspaper by this afternoon.” The word paparazzi has a bad reputation. Even other photographers look at me funny when I say I shoot celebrities. I would love to live in a world where we were embraced a little more. And it is happening some; thanks to outlets like TMZ, people on the street are sometimes more interested in me than the subjects I’m photographing. The thing is, sometimes photographers resort to bad behavior to get the shot that will sell. It’s a constant struggle to give the magazines as much as they demand without compromising my industry. There’s a lot of gray area and there’s not really a right or wrong—just a middle.