Who is Kanye West’s 'personal' photographer? Rapper documenting his dates with Julia Fox

A source said, 'He’s decided to take matters into his own hands. He realized maybe he should have an album of his life'


                            Who is Kanye West’s 'personal' photographer? Rapper documenting his dates with Julia Fox
Kanye West aka Ye has given full access to a photographer to document his life, including his dates with (inset) Julia Fox (Kambouris and Brandon Magnus/Getty Images)
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It seems Kanye West is leaving no stone unturned to make his estranged wife Kim Kardashian jealous of his new love life. He apparently brought his own photographer to document his dates with Julia Fox in Miami and New York. But insiders have reportedly claimed that the snapper has actually been hired for a potentially bigger project on the rapper’s life, a Page Six report stated.

West, now known as “Ye”, went to watch ‘Slave Play’ with Julia Fox on Tuesday night, January 4, and a number of sources said that the hip-hop artist's photographer was seen accompanying them. And this was not a one time thing either. When the ‘Ye My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ singer went to meet Fox Carbone in Miami, a photographer tagged along with him too, sources claimed.

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Julia Fox arrives at the LoubIllusions Party at the Atelier Des Lumieres as part of the Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring Summer 2022 on September 30, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

However, an insider has said that West’s plan to have a personal photographer all the time is not about clicking candid moments on his dates, but to document his life. Later in the future, the photographs could probably be used in a project. The insider added: “He’s decided to take matters into his own hands. He has an incredible life, he meets the craziest people on the planet. He realized maybe he should have an album of his life.”

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Who is Kanye West’s photographer? 

There is no confirmed report yet naming West’s recent photographer, but a 2015 article on Complex Networks had said that Nabil Elderkin “captured practically every moment in Kanye West’s life”. The piece claimed that “Elderkin, who says he prefers to take a photojournalism approach when shooting his subjects, has been documenting West’s life for 12 years. There were very few breaks and downtime never lasted longer than six months.”

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Kanye West speaks on stage at the "Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson" at the on November 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company)

"Given all that he’s captured, Elderkin admits that there have been times when he’s felt like he wouldn’t need to shoot West again. But, he says, 'we’ve grown simultaneously.' Now, he’s considering shooting the rapper until one day he can publish a 'massive' book," the article added. But it’s not certain that he is the one who is accompanying the ‘Donda’ singer everywhere now.

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Kanye West attends the Fast Company Innovation Festival - Day 3 Arrivals on November 07, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company)

But whether it is a book project or something else, there is no doubt that there is a cameraman getting full access to West's life right now, including moments from his blossoming romance with the 31-year-old ‘No Sudden Move’ actress. A source told Page Six, “Kanye definitely had a photog with him,” before adding that he and Fox also “hung out with Jeremy O. Harris and the cast [of 'Slave Play'] afterward in the cool August Wilson Lounge. They peeled off from the theater after an hour with playwright Harris.”

An insider told PEOPLE that Kanye loved ‘Slave Play’. “He's a fan of Jeremy, so he flew in to see the play and came with friends,” they noted before adding, “Kanye was highly complimentary of the play after the show. He asked to stay and meet the cast and stayed as long as the theater could stay open. Jeremy was very excited. I'm sure there are collaborations [between them] on the horizon.”

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Julia Fox attends the "No Sudden Move" premiere during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Battery Park on June 18, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

The source also talked about West and Fox and said: “He was excited she was there, and they were fully going out after. Julia stayed for the whole after talk. She was very supportive and hung out and seemed very happy to be with him.”

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