Photographed by Mark Seliger, Contribution by Lou Reed and Matthew Barney
The stairwell of New York photographer Mark Seliger may be unadorned, decidedly offstage, and very small, but the creativity of so many talented people jammed into one space is enormous. Each artist, dancer, and writer brings a different personality to the room, and Seliger captures that spirit in each photograph. From Paul McCartney to Susan Sarandon, from Tom Wolfe to Lou Reed, all of the participants in this project demonstrate the greatest integrity and highest creativity in their crafts. Other memorable portraits include those of Tony Hawk, Richard Serra, Bill Irwin, Laurie Anderson, and Lenny Kravitz. All 75 photographs were printed with a turn-of-the-century platinum palladium photographic process, a procedure that results in a highly detailed, rich texture. The images are printed in tritone. Fred Woodward, the prominent New York designer of Rolling Stone and such ground-breaking books as Crazy, Sexy, Cool, is the mastermind behind the book's cutting-edge design.
About The Author
Until recently, Mark Seliger was the Chief Photographer of Rolling Stone, Us, and Men's Journal for more than ten years. Born in Amarillo, Texas, Mark Seliger now lives and works in New York for Condé Nast Publications, including GQ and Vanity Fair. His previous publications include Tattoo Nation: Portraits of Celebrity Body Art (2002), Hip Hop Immortals (2002), Lenny Kravitz (2001), Physiognomy: The Mark Seliger Photographs (1999), and Crazy, Sexy, Cool (1996).
Publish Date: October 25, 2005
Category: Photography - Individual Photographers - General