Beyonce began her world tour with a flurry of images being published of her stage costumes. Her press team have now declared a ban on media photography as they will be provided with official photography ensuring Beyonce looks her best. Apparently this is due to unflattering photos of her being published earlier in the year.
It does make me wonder where the power lies in a celebrity’s relationship with the media. As new artists they covet media attention and then become irate at the same media once they are famous insisting on certain camera angles (Mariah Carey) and now controlling the release of images. The internet means that we are all mini reporters now, tweeting grainy concert images and snapping any banal aspect of life for something or the other.
I think Beyonce needs to lighten up, becoming a control freak shows a lack of humour and extreme vanity that sits uneasily with most of us.