When you see charming pictures of Hollywood stars – Marilyn Monroe on silk sheets or a cunning smile Audrey Hepburn – do you think about who was holding the camera at that moment? And how did you get to catch this particular exciting frame?
Over the past 50 years, photographer Douglas Kirkland has found far more than a dozen excellent angles to capture a number of first-magnitude stars on his photographs. He, perhaps, can be called one of the most talented photographers who ever took pictures of the stars. He surprisingly managed to find a common language with the heroes of his photographs, and the ability to find a good perspective and catch the right moment was for Douglas a visiting card: in his pictures, celebrities look somehow particularly open, sincere and real.