As revealed in the March 30 issue of Us Weekly, West hired a personal photographer to follow him and his reality star love around New York, London, and Paris, where they made several Fashion Week stops in February and March.
“The photog takes thousands of shots a day, and Kanye pores over almost all of them,” a source close to the hip-hop star told Us. “He’ll point to a picture of himself standing on a desk and be like, ‘This will go down in history.'”
He’s equally involved in his wife’s styling, the source said. While the picture-taking is left to the pros, the picture-staging is all him.
“Kanye will breeze into a store and immediately start pulling looks for Kim to try on,” the insider toldUs of the self-proclaimed “creative genius,” dad to 21-month-old North. “He likes to pose her after he’s picked out her outfits. He gets completely in the zone.”
Indeed, Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans may remember West raiding the reality star’s closet in an old episode of her family’s show. “Babe, you gotta really clean out everything,” he told her at the time.
For more on Kanye West’s photo obsession, watch this week’s Hot Stuff video, as explained by Us Weekly entertainment director Ian Drew.
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