Here’s a brief story about Chris Behnke, a notable paparazzo:
I’m sure most of you have read this story of the photographer who took a photo of Obama shirtless in Hawaii. There was all this talk of how close photographer Chris Behnke was able to get to take the photo — approximately 200 yards (I can only wonder if the secret service detail has been fired). I can only imagine how much money Behnke scored for the shot. But there’s another interesting twist that isn’t reported.
Chris Behnke is a Punahou graduate, class of 1994. As you may recall, Obama is also a graduate of Punahou, albeit it much earlier. Coincidence? Of course not, but it shows at least a Hawaii connection — however minimal — between Behnke and Obama.
Chris Behnke graduated from Punahou High School in 1994. He then graduated from Loyola Maramount in 1998, with a degree in film production. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California. His father is notable stock broker Richard Behnke, who runs Abel-Behnke Corporation, in Hawaii.