Photos of Celebrities Taken by Their Friends

Photos of Celebrities Taken by Their Friends

The media tends to make celebrities larger than life, seeing them naturally interacting with their friends is refreshing. From Lindsay Lohan to Harper Lee, these celebrity snapshots were taken by non other than their equally famous friends.

The Beastie Boys, photo by Spike Jonze, 1994.

Bill Cosby, photo by Dennis Hopper, 1965.

Louise Bourgeois, photo by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1982.

Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean and Patty Schemel, photo by Courtney Love, 1992.

Kirsten Dunst, photo by Sofia Coppola.

Allen Ginsberg, photo by William S. Burroughs, 1953.

A young George Harrison, photo by Paul McCartney, 1958/59.

Ian McKellen, photo by Andy Warhol, 1984.

Christopher Walken and Lou Reed, photos by Julian Schnabel.

Keith Richards and Kenny Aaronson, photo by Mick Jagger, 1994.

Jack Kerouac, photo by Allen Ginsberg.

Harper Lee, photo by Truman Capote, 1960 (used on the back of the first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird).

Lindsay Lohan, photo by Lady Gaga, 2012.

Luis Buñuel, photo by Salvador Dalí, 1930.

Patti Smith and William S. Burroughs, photo by Allen Ginsberg.

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, photo by Sammy Davis Jr.

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, photo by Frank Sinatra, 1971.

Peter O’Toole, photo by Sammy Davis Jr.

Willem Dafoe on the set of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, photo by Wes Anderson.

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Ben Connell's picture

Love the Peter O Toole image, great post

Really interesting to see these. I almost feel forced to think about the man behind the camera. Its like the images goes both ways!


The photo's aren't much to shout about when it comes to composition or quality (a great example why photographer isn't about the camera but the shooter )  BUT great balls of fire...what great subjects!  Must be worth their weight in gold!