"I thought then that Oscar was one of the best. And now, almost 40 years later, I still do!" - Graydon Carter, Editor-In-Chief, Vanity Fair
Very few celebrities are so iconic that their first name is all that's needed in order to immediately recognise them. One photographer has captured each and every one of these icons - and more besides - on film. He goes by the name of Oscar Abolafia. You can call him Oscar.
Includes portraits of Frank Sinatra, Sammie Davies Jr., Twiggy, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley, Marlene Dietrich, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ginger Rogers, Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Fred Astaire, Salvador Dali, Cher, Audrey Hepburn, Dolly Parton, Elton John and Marlon Brando.
Oscar Abolafia (born in 1935) is an American photographer known for his outstanding photojournalism of the celebrities that made the 1960s and 70s truly extraordinary. At a young age, William Vandivert, one of the founders of Magnum Photos, took him on as an assistant and showed him the ropes about technical and lighting skills. Abolafia's work made the pages of world-famous magazines such as People Magazine, Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar. Over a span of 50 years of work in the field of photography, he was able to build personal and intimate relationships with the most enduring stars of our age, such as the Kennedys, Liz Taylor, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, to name but a few.
43 colour, 95 b/w images
Author: ABOLAFIA, OSCAR
Publication date: 01/12/2018
Dimension: 260mm X 178mm