Celebrities of the past through the lens of Steve Shapiro
• Celebrities past through the lens of Steve Shapiro
The photographer, whose photographs have become the hallmark of the famous people of the XX century
At the end of 2012 on the shelves of US bookstores appeared a new album of the famous photographer Steve Schapiro (Steve Schapiro), laconically entitled "Then and Now" (Then and Now). From the photographs Shapiro can trace the history of pop culture of the last century many talented people from Marlon Brando to Andy Warhol came under the scope of its objective. Some pictures of Steve familiar to fans of classic American cinema more than the name of their author.
In the 70s, during the heyday of the new era of cinema, he constantly been on the set for future blockbusters. Shapiro evoked interest among personalities from different fields: Robert Kennedy, Sophia Loren and Muhammad Ali and others. "I come across collections of photographs of the celebrities and they do not impress me, because it's just a portraits", - says Shapiro - "My goal was to create images that can arise in a coherent story, if you make them in a row, and will not submit interest only to fans of the movie. "
The audience for the first time in many years, and was able to see the new work of the photographer caught in the book along with the iconic imagery of early years.
Marcello Mastroianni, New York 1962
Marlon Brando, preparing for the shooting of "The Godfather" in New York 1971
Woody Allen with an ant on a leash 1964
"Woody Allen while working stand-up comedian in nightclubs and cinema have not yet been removed. His repertoire was full of all kinds of hilarious stories, and one of them was about an ant on a leash. I went to Life with a proposal to take a picture of it, these fantasies, they agreed, and we made a small series of "
Jack Nicholson and directed by Roman Polanski on the set of "Chinatown" movie in 1974
David Bowie with a book about Bastar Keaton, Los Angeles 1976
Robert De Niro during filming of "Taxi Driver" 1976
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese
Amateur Hour, Theater "Apollo", Haarlem 1961
Taxi Driver 1976
"Before filming Robert De Niro during the month drove a taxi at night - just to feel the mood of the hero. I think the picture makes a good three things: emotion, design and information. In this, it seems to me the procedure on all three counts. It gives an idea of the atmosphere and theme of the film as a whole and that of the people that the taxi driver "
Robert Redford and Lauren Hutton on the film in 1970 "Little Fauss and Big Halsey"
Ike and Tina Turner to their own portraits in their home
Passersby learned French actor Yves Montand on 5th Avenue in New York in 1961
Entourage Warhol and Sedgwick, 1965 "Left - Geldzaler Henry, who worked in the curator of the Metropolitan Museum. Go Sedgwick, the main star of his films. Right - Gerard Malanga, Warhol's assistant, who, I would say, did a large part of the work for him. Perhaps even the picture painted. Behind - the man who, in my opinion, called Frou Frou-Smith, and he seems like Warhol funded projects. This picture of me - one of the most popular. For me always a mystery why this or that picture suddenly turns almost into an icon "
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese on the set of the movie "Taxi Driver" 1976
Robert De Niro on the set of the movie "Taxi Driver" 1976
Muhammad Ali with the "Monopoly"
Martin Scorsese, one of the pistols Robert De Niro on the set of "Taxi Driver"
Robert F. Kennedy greets fans during the election campaign in 1968
Actress Mia Farrow with child
Truman Capote with a Cat 1967
"Capote loved to be the center of attention and is very popular with people. However, he could combine these qualities with a certain shyness, and was generally pretty quiet. And one day, he suddenly grabbed the cat and hugged him. So I decided to photograph them. Just it seemed to me that they look good together "
Dustin Hoffman and directed by Bob Fosse 1981 "Dustin Hoffman - one of the funniest people in the world, constantly laughing and fooling around. We were all at the hotel, and then he, for no apparent reason decided to make the jump by Bob Fosse. This picture is generally very well characterized by Dustin as a person "
Martin Luther King during his march from Selma, Alabama, 1965
Muhammad Ali demonstrates some tricks in the living room
Jodie Foster in the role of a prostitute Iris in the movie "Taxi Driver"
Martin Luther King Jr.
Ray Charles, New Jersey 1966
Jodie Foster and Connie Foster on the set of the movie "Taxi Driver"
"This picture, for some reason, became canonical, I could not imagine. I was then more concerned about the fact that we had to run around the cameraman to find the right angle and to remove anything. It was important to take pictures at the same time filming to capture the characters as they are in the movie, and the actors are working at full capacity only for the film, and not for some questionable Man with a camera "