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. Speaker, snow fairy, Dynamic, it’s a formal process, but 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 before I special, rather than just maybe he was just bored at the end of the shoot I mean I have other at the portrait. Also Mary J Blige. I fell asleep and I know for a bit of a jaded energy yeah. I kind of like it, I don’t mind it if I fall asleep, I fall asleep he’s almost out of breath of concentrating the almost hear him breathing and not because he wasn’t really easing into the shoot and I’m waiting for something to happen. I’M making something have a little melt away for something, but he didn’t like that. So yeah I still have to go 1-2-3 and I wanted to make a book. I had that in mind for awhile. I think lot of people, they seem copy some of these pictures, but they don’t actually know what the context was pictures have started to live a life of their own is showing the whole of the kind of roll out of the images in overtime. I guess that’s what, anyway, the power 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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