My book “Oscar® Parties 2000 - 2010 By Selma Fonseca” is about history, the history of Stars in Hollywood celebrating their achievements.
At these parties, everyone is happy, winners and "losers" are all celebrating their artistry and their hard work.
I didn't have the big camera to photograph, I wasn't even invited to the party but I always managed to get it #NoOneStopsSelma and with my little camera in one hand and a drink in another I was able to have the most memorable photographs.
The Vanity Fair Oscar® party was like a dream, all the celebrities I had seen in the movies were there Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, Billy Crystal, Hillary Swank, Marisa Tomei, Andy Garcia, Courtney Love, Chloe Sevigny, Tara Reid and more. To this day I still don’t know how I got the courage to introduce myself to everyone and take photos with everyone.
"If you want people to know you introduce yourself and make yourself known at the end of the day we are all humans".
I also managed to take great candid photos of the A-Listers, so the next day the newspaper published my exclusive story and photos, I was hooked. I was so nice to everyone they loved when I asked them for a photo or when I candidly took then.