Snapshots of the Famous by the Famous

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Bill Cosby By Dennis Hopper

There is a raw, metaphysical power in snapshots that cannot be denied.
Throughout my career I have been hired or commissioned to create very specific technical photos. There are lights and crews and mechanics involved – and while it’s incredibly creative – it’s also complicated. There is a purity and undeniable power in a snapshot. I recently came across these stunning snapshots (via Flavorwire), spanning 50 years, shot by the likes of Lady Gaga and Andy Warhol. The subjects are their equally famous friends. Click through some of the image tabs above to see some great examples of snapshots of the famous – by the famous.

We are approaching critical mass of cameras in our culture. They are nearly ubiquitous. Point and shoot cameras, web cameras, surveillance cameras, DSLR cameras, and particularly mobile phones. Celebrating that we can now be whimsically, instantly, in-the-moment free to be more creative than ever before, is something that I have enjoyed playing with. Some of my recent work (Dasein:Invitation to Hang) has come to rest not in the artistic exploration of what creativity these devices afford, but specifically the content of the snapshot images that spring from them. Like it or not, the snapshot has become the most meaningful visual storyboard we have of our ‘being’ in the world because it is pure, direct, unmediated visual expression. It refreshingly lacks academic influence or vogue and invites accessibility and participation. The intention to capture a moment is fundamentally present but not over thought. There is an innocence in snapshots, a marked lack of sophistication, that resonates in today’s media landscape off well-orchestrated “messaging.” Snapshots of the famous by the famous…who better to demonstrate the raw power of a snapshot?


For more of these snapshots and some great commentary on the celebrity side of this story head over to Flavorwire, where I discovered these snapshots.

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It”s also probably the most authentic form of photography now, in the age of the vital role of post-processing.

Jim says:

Methinks that most of these shots are badly out of focus..Methinks they stink.

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Juergen Teller and Terry Richardson are two top pro photographers who have been shooting snapshots since the 1990s. Their work has graced the covers of W, Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone and various Vogue editions.They have snapshoted many ads for luxery brands such as Marc Jacobs and Belvedere Vodka.

The ubiquitousness of cameras has changed the perception of photos for the average person. Regulat folks, are taking lotsa pix with their P&S or Smart Phone. Unlike Serious Amatuers, who use DSLRs, they are not put-off by snapshots.

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very nice promotion chase, are you paying usage on these pics or just joining the fair use bandwagon? shame!

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Normally I share your aesthetic Chase, but this pic by Lady Gaga is truly awful – it’s not even a lucky shot by someone with no technical ability – it’s an unlucky shot by someone with no technical ability, and should have been deleted on the spot. Apart from being blown out in a particularly horrible way I find the bag hovering above her hand to be totally jarring and a distraction.

Sure it’s somebody famous (I guess – actually I’m not really sure who Lindsay Lohan is) but she ain’t Marylin Monroe.

This is definitely a case of Emperor’s new clothes.

Just rubbish.

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Ed says:

Gotta agree with Cris on this one. There’s nothing in the Lohan pic for me, doesn’t matter whether it’s of and by a famous person or not.

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The Sinatra pic is amazing.

Adam Parsons says:

wow Cris I couldn’t disagree more.

The mutually respected innocence the camera captures is what’s so incredible.
Too often it’s ‘the photographer and the star’. If I was to get shot by Chas, my smile and mind would be caught in the persona of being photographed by someone so gifted in his craft…. if you look closely that’s what’s so gorgeous.

Look at the peace in Lohan’s face. The knowledge that she’s not being shot as “a star” but just a mutual caring soul.
You can see the same with Warhol and McKellen…. You almost can’t tell who might be more enamored with who… or even if they care about all that ‘famous’ bullshit anyways!!!

The shots are raw – yes, but capture in a way that makes my heart fill. Thanks for the post Chas. That was rockin’!…. almost as much as Reignwolf yesterday… Holy crap… did y’all catch THAT!!!!?

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Cris says:

Although some of the older photos are great, this Lohan photo doesn’t do much for me.

Yes, she’s famous… Yes, Gaga is famous… The eyes are good, the hand is interesting, but the blown-out fish-face isn’t all that intriguing.

If you take away the names of the photographer and subject you’re left with a MySpace photo.

Dawg says:

Agreed, this is the one that really stands out as being weak to me. The Sinatra shot is also fairly average as a shot, very amateurish.

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But its the effort which needs to be appreciated ;-)

icewater says:

that’s why its called snaphots… don’t expect too much.

I’ll have to agree with Cris…I fear this is another example of the cult of celebrity rather than a good portrait. Seeing so many similar images of Lohan by Terry Richardson, I’m not really drawn to this at all. Without Lohan’s name, it’s nothing at all.
Cosby, tho…love it.

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