Portraits of American icons on show in Amsterdam – BBC News
Portraits of American icons on show in Amsterdam – BBC News Mac Cosmetic Eye, it’s a very intimate process to work with someone, even if it’s a short and countered – and we don’t even talk that much – he had a lot of fun garage door, Lowe’s people. So I have to relieve kind of block that out and kind of focus on him and I think he kind of gets a creative guy, so he kind of I think he picked up and what I was doing. This is into action. It’S a dance, slow down, speak snow fairy, but it’s a formal process for to kind of be really focus on this person that have this exchange is very special and sometimes metrical, and – and I really it’s something that I feel like – I also trees with the little Respect I have stage fright night before I step into a shoot the porches I shoot, because every photographer will bring that something else. Will the person that I believe that it feels truthful and to make something special rather than just yeah. Maybe it’s also my Dutch Dutch people, a kind of at the Port results also Mary J Blige. Here he fell asleep and she has a kind of a bit of a jaded energy yeah. I kind of like it. I don’t mind, couples time from shoots of Leonard Cohen is falling, asleep will be brown, and this one. You really feel that’s he’s almost to the out of breath breathing and he was cool because he wasn’t really easing into the chute I’m taking the portrait. So I’m kind of really paying attention to the person I might direct a little bit and I’m so waiting for something to have fun. I’M making something happen, so you feel those sneaky sneaky sneaky and and he may become 2/3. I still have to go 1-2-3 and I wanted to make a book. I had that in mind for awhile the people they seem copies of these pictures, but they don’t actually know what the context was should have started to live a life of Their Own roll out of the images in overtime. I guess that’s what, anyway, the power of images is that they become that’s people, reference images to remember something: A selection of portraits of American icons who have been influential in shaping today’s popular culture are on show (at the GRIMM Gallery) in Amsterdam.
The subjects include US president Donald Trump, rap star Lil’ Kim and at the heart of the exhibition, two hip-hop legends, Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace – you probably know him as The Notorious B.I.G, or Biggie.
The BBC’s Anna Holligan has been to meet Dana Lixenberg – the acclaimed Deutsche Borse Photography
Prize winning photographer who took these photos – and has just published a book sharing the stories behind these iconic images, titled simply “Tupac/Biggie”.
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