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Justin Bieber snubbed from photography book

Teen idol Justin Bieber missed his chance to be included in a portrait book of top stars after upsetting a photographer by arriving three hours late for his shoot.

Rob Shanahan has made a career of photographing famous faces, including rock legends Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and the Rolling Stones.

But the snapper reveals the first star to keep him waiting was Justin Bieber - and when he finally arrived, Shanahan was less than impressed with the results of their session.

As a result, Shanahan decided not to include any shots of the Baby hitmaker in his new tome.

He tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Somebody asked me who I photographed that didn't make it into my book - Justin Bieber. He made me wait three hours. Nobody's ever made me wait more than 10, 15, 20 minutes.

"It wasn't a great photoshoot. I didn't feel any connection. I just ended up editing him out of the book."

Beatles legend Ringo Starr has penned the foreword for Volume 1: Through the Lens of Music Photographer Rob Shanahan, which also features shots of Sting, Dave Grohl, Van Halen, Motley Crue and Christina Aguilera.