So your feature length debut premiered on Netflix last weekend and your latest single is geared to be Song of the Summer, and you need to know the ways public figures and celebrities get away from paparazzi. Since the tabloids use tricks of their own to exploit your fame, it only seems fair you know the ways famous people get away from the paparazzi, hopefully without a conflict. Never fear, for many actors and musicians know how famous people avoid the paparazzi, a skill set that differs depending on your personality and your physical surroundings. So how do celebrities and public figures avoid photographers? The answer comes in both simple and complex forms, largely based on where the paparazzi happens to catch a celebrity.
If confined to a public street, a celebrity has the option of hiding behind street lights, mailboxes, trees, and even the occasional bystander, given they don't Snapchat you as you duck behind them. The more prepared celebs carry the proper tools to obstruct a paparazzo's lens, be they gaudy accessories, a paper bag, or even a pooch. Coming as a surprise to some, Jessica Simpson uses a social media trick that suggests she's not the airhead Nick Lachey made her out to be.
On several occasions when Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield ate out together, they prepped for the paparazzi by writing these cards and holding them over their faces, which read: "We don't need the attention but these wonderful organizations do..." before giving a shoutout to several charities like Youth Mentoring and Autism Speaks. It only just makes you all the more sad these two kind souls broke up.see more on Emma Stone
Ashley Tisdale often uses her dog, Maui, to shield her own face. Let's hope this pup isn't camera-shy.
Tisdale never appeared to be a big fan of the paps, as this 2017 video shows her none too pleased at being followed home from the gym. Who knew Ashley Tisdale was still so relevant?see more on Ashley Tisdale
Back in 2013, Jaden Smith donned an Iron Man costume for a public outing with then-flame Kylie Jenner. While Smith's sense of style already garnered attention for its eclecticism, it's unclear whether he used this costume as a paparazzi-shielding tactic, a joke, or the only way to steal attention away from Kylie Jenner. Knowing Smith, it was probably a combination of the three.see more on Jaden Smith
While Tay Tay has been known to stare down the barrel of a paparazzi lens (according to Katy Perry's subtweets), she also adopted the interesting technique of walking backwards, as she does in this video exiting a friend's home. A picture of Taylor Swift's back probably isn't the money shot.
Lest you think this technique wouldn't work when you're out and about, Swift actually walked part of a trail backwards just to hide her face.see more on Taylor Swift