30 celebrity photographers who are actually celebrities

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26. David Byrne

 

30 celebrity photographers who are actually celebrities: David Byrne

Style: Documentary
Most famous for: Co-founding American rock band Talking Heads

Not to be confused with another David Byrne recently in the news, the David Byrne followed a successful career in pioneering rock band Talking Heads by pushing the boat out to work in other creative areas such as film, opera, and photography.

Although he has had a keen interest in photography since college, he only became serious about the discipline in recent years, featuring his work in numerous photography magazines and books. His style might be described as documentary photography or abstract still life photography in instances like the image above, but are more about capturing the ‘mundane’ aspects of life and do not often feature people.

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27. Lou Reed

 

30 celebrity photographers who are actually celebrities: Lou Reed

Style: Landscape photography
Most famous for: Guitarist and vocalist for The Velvet Underground

The rock and roll lifestyle for which Reed is most famous seems strangely juxtaposed against the calm images he creates with his camera. ‘Romanticism’ is his third photographic book, which is a series of black and white landscapes.

Inspiration for the title came from 19th Century Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. Not at all what you’d expect from a rock star!

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28. Graham Nash

 

30 celebrity photographers who are actually celebrities: Graham Nash

Style: Black and white documentary
Most famous for: English singer-songwriter and band member of Crosby, Stills & Nash

As well as being a keen photographer since childhood, Nash is also a keen collector of photographs. He acquired more than 1000 prints in 1976 and hired Graham Howe to curate the collection, which then toured museums worldwide before being auctioned through Sothebys in 1990, breaking the world record for the highest grossing sale of a single private collection of photography.

Nash’s black and white photography is lo-fi and sometimes experimental, ranging from candid shots to images that are even a little eerie.

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29. Melissa Auf der Maur

 

30 celebrity photographers who are actually celebrities: Melissa Auf der Maur

Style: Lomo, documentary
Most famous for: Former bass player for American rock bands Hole and Smashing Pumpkins

Auf de Maur is another musician turned behind-the-scenes band photographer. At the time she joined rock band Hole, she was a photography major at Concordia University specialising in self-portraiture. Since then, she has been widely published in magazines such as Nylon, Bust, and American Photo, and her work has been exhibited internationally.

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30. Linda McCartney

 

30 celebrity photographers who are actually celebrities: Linda McCartney

Style: Candid
Most famous for: Her vegetarian culinary skills and being married to Paul McCartney

As well as being famous for marrying former Beatles star Paul McCartney and joining his subsequent bands Ram and Wings, McCartney was also known for her vegetarian cookbooks and for her photography.

Her formal training in the art is certainly not extensive, as she only attended two night classes on the subject! Work by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Edward Weston inspired her to become a photographer, and she turned professional in the mid-1960s.

During her career she photographed many high profile bands and musicians including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, The Doors, The Beach Boys, The Who, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, and many more, as well as having her work exhibited worldwide.

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