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Steve Schapiro: Then and Now Hardcover – November 30, 2012
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About the Author
Steve Schapiro is a distinguished journalistic photographer whose pictures have graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Look, Paris Match, and People, and are found in many museum collections. He has published five books of his work, American Edge, Schapiro's Heroes, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver and Then and Now In Hollywood he has worked on more than 200 motion pictures; his most famous film posters are for Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver, Parenthood, and The Godfather Part III
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The reader-viewer of this beautiful coffee table book only has to look at the formal studio portrait of "Woody Allen in 1964" or the candid photo of actor "Marlon Brando being made up for his role in the Godfather in 1974" to know that Shapiro is a gifted photographer.
Straight photojournalism pictures in the book include "Robert F. Kennedy Campaigning in 1963." In that photo the adulation of the crowd is crystal clear. A multiple image called "The Killing of Martin Luther King Jr. Triptch, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968" is another wonderful image by the same talented photographer.
The real strength of this collection of Fine Arts Photographs is the portraits. Two more memorable pictures are a candid "Dustin Hoffman and Bob Fosse, Miami, 1971" and "Rene Magritte Sleeping, New York, 1965."
The only minor flaw I experienced in the book was that the title for each photo at the bottom of each page was printed in a very light grey ink. Those subject lines were printed so lightly that it was difficult to see and then read them. Fortunately the main text is printed in black type on white paper. It would also have been nice to have included a portrait of the photographer somewhere in the book.
The book is filled with outstanding, character capturing images of movie Actors--the photographer was the official set still photographer on more than 200 major motion pictures.Read more ›
Schapiro's humor abounds here; his images of Jodie Foster in what appears to be either a first communion garb or wedding dress, Drew Barrymore imitating Charlie Chaplin, a great shot of Jack Nicholson with Roman Polanski, Dustin Hoffman with Bob Fosse in an impossible sequence, directors Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen being Woody Allen, and entertainers Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Ike and Tina Turner - along with moody images of photojournalism with Martin Luther King, the Kennedy family, incidents on the streets. It is nice to see both photographs that are now famous as well as new images that have never been seen.
This is an entertaining coffee table book that has both entertainment and historical value. The format is large without being cumbersome and the reproductions of the images is first class. Grady Harp, February 13
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although I thought the gift was perfect for my son and fiancee', apparently they did not since they did not acknowledge it. This is not a reflection on Steve Schapiro's book.Published on January 18, 2013 by Gaytha M. Baker
The wide range of photos and the capturing of so many moments in time is absolutely amazing. It comes across as intimate, artistic yet familiar. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Lionel Rabb