Taking pictures of Hollywood A-listers never gets old for George Pimentel, Canada’s most renowned celebrity photographer.
Since snapping his first photo of Robert De Niro at the Toronto International Film festival in 1993, George has captured some of the most iconic images of the world’s biggest stars – including the balcony kiss between Prince William and Kate at the Royal Wedding.
And for every incredible photograph, George says there’s an equally amazing story to tell.
“I love being up close with the stars,” he says. “And I love being in Toronto! I love being ‘the guy’ people recognize in the city. They always say, ‘You’re the guy!’ It’s a good feeling.”
This year, George has come full circle at TIFF, shooting celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Bill Murray and Naomi Watts at the very festival where he got his start more than two decades ago.
Hello! caught up with George to talk about some of his most prized photographs from the film festival so far.