Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Legendary photographer Steven Schapiro expresses his work finally in his new book 'The Godfather Family Album'

Last night I was able to participate in an event at the Audi showroom on 250 Park Ave. for an event that Taschen held (big up to Jeff and Mike over at Taschen) along with Men's Vogue which was hosted by Chevy Chase. The event was commemorating Steve Schapiro's new book "The Godfather family album"

The book consisted of selections from Steve Schapiro's photographs provide an insider's view of the making of the legendary trilogy. This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro. All the pictures in The Godfather Family Album were taken by him, and he also shot the poster picture for Taxi Driver. He was invited to bring his camera on set during the filming of all three Godfather films. As a freelance photographer he photographed most of the memorable figures of the '60s and assembled them in 2000 in a collection called American Edge and recently published Schapiro's Heros this past December.

Steven's work has graced the covers of magazines including Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, People, and Paris Match, described The Godfather films as "probably the strongest epic in motion picture of our time".

I asked him which photo was the toughest and he said it naturally came to him and he did not have a strategy, but just took as many good shots that he could.

Here are some shots that I took throughout the evening.

Here are some more photographs of last night of them

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