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Seeing the world through the eyes of Dennis Hopper

Not just an actor, Dennis Hopper was an artist, poet, and activist. And throughout the 1960s, he was known for never being without his camera, taking it with him to film sets, parties, and political marches. A new book by Taschen reveals some of the Hollywood legend’s most iconic images…

When an actor goes behind the lens

When not performing in Easy Rider, Cool Hand Luke, Apocalypse Now, Rebel Without a Cause, or any of the 100 other films on his résumé, Dennis Hopper documented the world around him. In the 1960s, as his career was just starting to blossom, Hopper found himself in a new world full of celebrities and captured the likes of Tina Turner in the studio, Andy Warhol at his first West Coast show, Paul Newman on set, and Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, among others. Along with these photographs, which were compiled by Hopper and gallerist Tony Shafrazi, the 484-page hardcover book Dennis Hopper. Photographs 1961–1967 includes essays and interview excerpts by Hopper and some of his artist contemporaries. For 45 GBP, this book can give you a glimpse into the world of one of Hollywood’s greats.

Photos: Taschen

For more information on Dennis Hopper. Photographs 1961–1967, visit Taschen’s website