Famous Self-Portraits

Recently, we came across a fantastic tumblr site that is filled with amazing self-portraits of photographers, actors, musicians and writers. Famous Self-Portraits has photos which you may have seen before, such as the shots of Avedon, Helmnut Newton and Vivian Maier. But many of them are taken from books that have now long been out of print, or are just so obscure that they don’t make the rounds of the more popular photography sites. It’s really wonderful to see how many of the photographer’s self-portraits mirror the style of photographs they are known for taking, while others, such as the shot of Cecil Beaton, show a very different side of the photographer than we normally see. There are a ton of fantastic photos, with more added all the time. Definitely worth your time …


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[via Famous Self Portraits]