June 1, 2010

Photographs by/of Dennis Hopper.

Hopper took some cool photographs in the 1960s — cool not just because he had access to some of the celebrities of that era (Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Brian Jones, Tuesday Weld, Andy Warhol, etc.).

And Terry Richardson did a nice cigar-smoking sequence of Hopper.

Via Metafilter, which highlights the great photoblog Chasing Light.


lemondog said...

Paul Newman: tattoo man.


Cedarford said...

Love her, hate her, or be young enough to be indifferent to her, but Fonda sure was a babe 45 years back.

Fonda pic, Newman pic, and biker couple were great shots.

Rialby said...

I love seeing pictures from the pre-1966 counterculture. It reinforces the fact that the boomers did not invent rebellion as they would have you believe.

edutcher said...

Very interesting and the technique has a Life magazine quality to it, this coming from one whose knowledge of the art of photography boils down to, "I know what I like" (yes, that's a compliment).

I love his line, "I have made my money that way. And I have had some fun. It’s not been a bad life.".

Good for him. He was a very familiar face on TV in the years when many of those shots were taken and he became, like many on the tube, something of an old friend to many of us. I'm glad he could look back and smile.

Irene said...

"Self portrait at porn stand" brought a genuine tear to my eye. Young, delicious, and fearless.

David said...

Some outstanding photos--the biker photos are as good as it gets--simple, not pretentious.