Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sid Avery

An accomplished photographer depicting actors of the golden age of Hollywood’s 1950s and '60s is Sid Avery. With the film studios more and more courting the mass media to promote movies, Avery was often hired to shoot for magazines such as Life and Look to portray celebrities of that time in private surroundings. Gaining the trust of his subjects, the photographer never showed unfavorable sides of the actors. Translating the celluloid proven qualities of his characters into his pictures, Avery’s iconic photography was born out of the growing demand of feeding the public seemingly private glimpses of their favorite star.

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Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and their son, in their home, Los Angeles, 1952

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Couple on motorcycle - Honda ad

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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