Sean Shaver
THE KING IN FOCUS

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PHOTOGRAPHING THE KING
By the King of Elvis Photographers, Sean Shaver
This website is in honor of Sean Shaver, by his biggest fan Suza B.
Note: This website is not finished and will be added to and changed regularly.

THIS WEB PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF SEAN SHAVER AND TO HIS OBSESSION OF CAPTURING THE NUMBER ONE ENTERTAINER OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ON FILM. SEE THROUGH THE EYES OF THE MAN CALLED ELVIS' "UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER."

Sean Shaver spent a good deal of his life trying to get Elvis Presley on film. He said it was his hobby, but I think it was more than that. I would call it an obsession. Elvis fans everywhere are glad he spent so much of his life getting Elvis on film. I, for one, am very grateful. Sean shot so much film of Elvis that many times he didn't have time to get it all processed before going back out to shoot more. Sometimes he would misplace his processed negatives by putting them down and then later stacking something on top of them, or putting them into an envelope or box and forgetting what he had done with them. Over time they would actually be lost. Hundreds of rolls still hadn't been processed when Elvis passed away.

During the years Elvis was with us not too many of us knew Sean and what he was doing. Only a few of us more fortunate diehard fans were lucky enough to know him back then. From around 1967 onward he sold and gave away photographs of Elvis to fans. But it was only after the publication of his first hardback book The Life of Elvis Presley that he became fairly well known. After that, he would sometimes tour with the Elvis conventions and meet fans and show his actual photographs to fans and the public. He always enjoyed meeting with fans. Once when he was worn-out after a full 12-hour day of signing books and posing for photos he was asked if he didn't get tired of it. His answer was classic Sean. "These people are Elvis fans, they loved Elvis and Elvis loved them. I love them too." Come on in and see some of the things he saw. Experience Elvis as entertainer, on stage, off stage, playing around, and yes, even as an ordinary man. [If that is possible.]


I will be changing this web site from time to time, adding new photos and new material. Sean photographed Elvis in Memphis, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and on tour. He photographed him in the 50s, the 60s and the 70s. He shot Elvis the week of filming the 1968 Television Special, during the filming of the That's The Way It Is movie, during the filming of On Tour, at the Aloha Special concert, and at the final Television Special in 1977 plus on some of his movie locations. If you are interested in seeing a photograph from "any" certain concert or wearing a specific jumpsuit or from any of the above times and places above please write me. Also write me to let me know what you think of the web page or to order books. To send me an email please click here... myboymyboy@hotmail.com


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