Look At Me by Firooz Zahedi
From acclaimed Hollywood photographer Firooz Zahedi comes LOOK AT ME, a collection of his most distinguished and intimate celebrity portraits. From editorial commissions from magazines (including Vanity Fair, Glamour, InStyle, GQ, and Entertainment Weekly) to iconic movie posters (including those for the films Pulp Fiction, Edward Scissorhands, and The Addams Family), Zahedi has been photographing Hollywood’s biggest stars for more than 35 years.
Each photograph is accompanied by a short text offering personal insight into how each shot came together. Also included are never-before-seen photographs as well as special behind-the-scenes snapshots and notes from Zahedi’s appreciative subjects. LOOK AT ME is a celebration of this golden age of celebrity as seen through the lens of one of Hollywood’s most accomplished photographers.
Firooz Zahedi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1949. After a brief career as a diplomat, he enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and graduated in 1976, earning a degree in Visual Communication. While still at art school Zahedi began working as a photographer for Andy Warhol’s Interview. Later, Elizabeth Taylor became his mentor and friend, and in 1978 he accompanied the actress to Hollywood and worked on a film set as her personal photographer. He remained in Los Angeles and built a successful career that culminated in a contract with Vanity Fair in 1990. He has exhibited his celebrity portraits as well as his fine art photography at galleries in Los Angeles, New York, London, Dubai, and Basel.
His photographs are in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as well as the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“Veteran photographer Firooz Zahedi has shot iconic photos of almost anyone who's anyone in Hollywood…His new book, LOOK AT ME, shares some of his most unforgettable photos as well as personal memories of the stars he's shot and their time together, making for a coffee-table must have that's not only beautiful to behold but fascinating to read as well.”—Town and Country, Hearst Magazines
“The images featured in LOOK AT ME, although distinctly marked by Zahedi’s style, also pay tribute to the gilded era that Zahedi himself grew up with.”—Vanity Fair, Condé Nast
“…between assignments for Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, and other glossies, Zahedi established a reputation for his glamorous portraits and amiable bedside manner. (As it turned out, his stint as a diplomat came very much in handy.)” —Vogue, Condé Nast