All photos © Brian Ach
Brian Ach created “The Photographer Project” to raise money for fellow celebrity and entertainment photographer Paul Hawthorne, who fell ill in Fall 2008 with amyloidosis, a rare disease. The idea was to pull New York City-based celebrity photographers who regularly work the red carpet rope lines, event photographers and paparazzi into his Brooklyn studio for full length portraits, which Ach would turn into a book to benefit his friend. Sadly, Hawthorne passed away from complications of his disease on December 20, 2008. But Ach went on with the project anyway, and has just self-published the book. Proceeds from the sale will go to Hawthorne’s family. For more of the project check out Ach’s Web site, here.