30 celebrity photographers who are actually celebrities
30 celebrity photographers who are actual celebrities:16-20
16. Viggo Mortensen
Image copyright Viggo Mortensen
Most famous for: One ring to rule them all… His role of Aragorn in Lord of the Rings
Actor, poet, musician, painter, and photographer, Mortensen seems to have conquered almost every available discipline within the arts.
Having dabbled in photography since he was a teenager, he has brought out a string of photographic books including, Recent Forgeries, Un hueco en el sol, Signlangauge, Hole in the Sun, Coincidence of Memory, 45301, and Miyelo.
Mortensen sets himself apart from the average photographer, often scratching or writing on his photographs. He ascertains that the moments he captures in his photography are based on lived experiences.
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17. Aaron Eckhart
Image by Aaron Eckhart, from his series taken in the Dominican Republic on behalf of AmeriCares
Most famous for: His role as Harvey Dent in Batman: Dark Knight Returns
Although Eckhart enjoys photography in his spare time, he takes his hobby seriously and has taken a series of pictures for humanitarian medical aid organisation, AmeriCares, for which he took pictures from a tour of medical facilities in the Dominican Republic.
He says, “”Like honest acting, there’s nothing better than an honest picture. And everyone in these photos are all real people and real life—that’s why I cherish these images.
“These images may look sad or grim to some people, but they’re not. When I was there, I saw happiness and hope. I think these images reflect the reality of people’s lives, but what’s captured is all beautiful to me.”
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18. Seal (Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel)
Most famous for: ‘We’re never going to survive unless we get a little crazy’. British soul and R&B singer-songwriter
Yes, award winning musician Seal is another celebrity you didn’t know was a photographer. According to his website Seal is a Leica fanatic and has appeared in a video for the camera company about his photography.
As a portrait photographer, one of his favourite subjects to shoot are his children. He believes that both music and photography express and validate the human experience in complementary ways.
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19. Dizzee Rascal / Dylan Kwabena Mills
Style: Documentary and abstract
Most famous for: ‘Bonkers’. English rapper, songwriter, and record producer
Dizzee’s passion for photography has produced a great series of pictures of Britain, from the places that inspired him growing up, to the places that inspire him today.
He says, “Beauty doesn’t have to be about traditionally accepted perceptions; it can be anything from memories to ideas – beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s important for everyone to be inspired by what’s around them, so this is a great opportunity to visualise what you see as beautiful about Britain.”
Of course his passion might have been helped to some extent by Microsoft when he was hired to help promote its search engine Bing.com by way of their ‘Your Britain’ campaign.
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20. Mick Fleetwood
Most famous for: Drummer and namesake of rock band Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood has had an avid interest in photography for a number of years when he used to photograph his band Fleetwood Mac when they were on tour. The band’s bassist, John McVie, was also a photographer and became Fleetwood’s mentor in the art. The two shared a darkroom in the house they shared together.
Fleetwood’s passion for photography developed and he has since been featured in American Photo magazine’s ‘Photography Rocks’ exhibition, and earlier this year had his photography exhibited at the Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills.
He says, “The world of nature is something I have always been passionate about and it has been a huge inspiration for my photographs. The camera lens is like a magic window that transports me into a secret world.”
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