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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books (December 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157687088X
  • ASIN: B0002Y0SJW
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 12 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,488,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The high-profile magazines call prestigious portrait photographer Nigel Parry for only the most illustrious assignments: President Bill Clinton for The New York Times Magazine; Martin Scorsese for Vanity Fair; Dennis Quaid for Entertainment Weekly; Susan Sarandon for Premier; Tommy Lee Jones for W; John Cusak for GQ; Jake Lamotta for Esquire; and Liam Neeson for The London Sunday Times; and so on. With such distinguished occasions to encounter the powers that be, Parry has used these opportunities to create his own portfolio of private images of today's top movie stars, film directors, musicians, politicians, and sundry entertainment celebrities. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ian Mccausland on March 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is indeed a bargain if you are a fan of dark moody B&W portraiture. Along the likes of Corbjin, some of Rolston, Matt Mahurin, Albest Watson,Parry manages to do more with less light.

As for the criticism of monotony this is suppose to be a monograph which is a collection if images that are part of a theme.

If you think his lighting is simple and boring, set it up and see if you can get the same results. Now add into the mix a limited time with a famous ego and see how you do. The fact that he gets what he does in this age of restrictive celebrity photography is amazing. The "real life" lighting doesn't always flatter the subject in a way that would drive most publicists over the edge.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. A. Madden on January 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
What's astonishing about this book is that, while most portraits you see these days are of the subjects's clothes, or "new look", or whatever movie, product, political end, image, etc they are plugging at that moment, Parry's camera gets past all that and photographs a human being. In doing so he captures the secret lives of our most fascinating personlities while at the same time creating icons. I find myself staring through his microscope over and over and discovering something new every time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 2000
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the photographer captures his subjects in a way that excites you, and wants you to turn the page over to see who else he has shot
a wonderful book on photography and powerful images!!
a MUST for every person interested in photography!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 2000
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parry's work is exceptional and he's photographed everyone who's anyone! get the annie liebovitz off your coffee table. this is better. and it makes a great christmas gift. i just bought one for my dad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Virgil, Hemingway, Tolstoy, move over, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, then this book is worth twice what these others wrote. Seriously, Parry's vision of the human condition surpasses any other auteur on the scene today. His use of shadows is exquisite.
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It is better than I expected. I bought it for the Richard Harris photo but was pleasantly surprised by how many other stunning portraits the book contained.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "yvette104" on January 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
As an up and coming photographer, I have piles of books, but this one is on top. Nigel Parry has always been one of my favorites, but I had no idea of the scope of his work. I have a lot to learn but now I have a new teacher.
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