Isabelle Huppert by…you’ve guessed it…Helmut Newton

Photographer Helmut Newton literally took photos of every single famous face throughout several decades, including that of french actress Isabelle Huppert back when she was younger. She stroke an interesting pose in the picture below and the image went on auction at “Philips de Pury & Company”. All rights go to the author.

Check out the lot detail and the price tag:

Isabelle Huppert at the Carlton, Cannes, 1976

Gelatin silver print. 23 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (60.6 x 50.5 cm). Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/10 in pencil on the verso.

ESTIMATE $8,000 – 12,000


A great tribute to Hanna Schygulla

Here’s a tribute I found by a very interesting artist named Ralf Ueltzhoeffer. Born in 1966, in Mannheim, Germany, he usually uses typography to create portraits of famous faces, thus using the medium as an art in its own right. His artistic research is dedicated to the relationship of visual and written information in cyberspace in the creation of faces and visual blind spots.

Here’s his 2009 portrait of Hanna Schygulla, the famous German actress.

All rights go to Ralph Ueltzhoeffer.


Mads Mikkelsen likes The Ramones !!

I got to know Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen thanks to his 2 collaborations with Danish director Ole Christian Madsen on “Prague” (2006) and “Flame & Citron” (2008) and later on when he played Le Chiffre in James Bond’s “Casino Royale”. Most importantly, he delivered what I think is his best performance so far in “With Blood On My Hands: Pusher II” but rumor has it his 2 recent films are just as impressive: “The Hunt” & “A Royal Affair” (2012).

Mikkelsen is also a fan of “The Ramones” and Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” and he showed his love in these photos published in “COVER” magazine back in 2006.

Photography by Rick Shaine. All rights go to “Cover” magazine.

Luis Bunuel & Louis Malle: CAPTION THIS !

I do not know the circumstances around this photo but at one point in time, Luis Bunuel met up with Louis Malle and apparently, they had a funny exchange…so now, go ahead, CAPTION THIS !

About Joseph Losey’s “The Servant” (1963)

A Harold Pinter adaptation, the first of three done by Joseph Losey ( the others being “Accident” (1967 ) & “The Go-Between” (1970)), “The Servant” (1963) apparently required some serious re-writing at first.
But the final product is amazing to say the least: With its latent homosexuality, criticism of the idleness of the wealthy, the ultimate inversion of master and servant roles and the fascinating faces of Dirk Bogade & James Fox, Losey delivers a masterpiece that you should not miss out on.
Check out the director with Harold Pinter and James Fox on the set of the film (All rights go to The Guardian UK) & below it, some of my favorite shots from the film.

and the still shots from the film….

” Charlie Chaplin Leaving America ” by Richard Avedon

Influential American fashion photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004) took this photo of Charlie Chaplin in 1952 before the actor/director/music composer left Hollywood to get back to London.
He had a lot of problems with the Comity of Un-American Activities because his film, “Modern Times” (1936) had mass appeal among communists living in the US at the time. Ultimately, Chaplin, who had established himself in America, got back to London and moved on to film “A King in New York” (1957) as a parody of the country and its legal system.


Richard Avedon. Charlie Chaplin Leaving America. NYC, September 13 1952. All copyrights go to The Richard Avedon Foundation.


Michael Powell doing what parents should never do…

Director Michael Powell shows his son Columba Powell how his favorite toy works. They actually played father and son in the flashback scenes of the disturbing Peeping Tom (1960) when Columba was only 11 years old. If you haven’t seen this one, you’re missing out on a masterpiece. I just hope he’s not showing him the violent parts…
Unknown photographer. All rights go to Michael Powell.