Inspiring Photography From Celebrities Who Are Also Photographers

A Showcase of Good Photos Taken By Celebrities

Untitled - Jeff Bridges
Untitled
Jeff Bridges

With the popularity of photography, it's not surprising that there's a number of celebrities who take a keen interest in photography.

There's a long list of celebrities who photograph. Bryan Adams regularly collaborates with Zoo magazine and has 3 books published to his name. Seal takes his Leica with him on the road. Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy takes black and white landscapes and fine art nudes. Jeff Bridges uses a Wide-Lux camera to take some unique panoramic photos on his movie sets.

Batman actor Aaron Eckhart takes a photojournalistic approach. He takes on projects with a deeper meaning. Some of his work feature people in hospitals and old age homes. His work is astonishingly good.

Dennis Hopper took fascinating pictures of everyone around him. After his death is 2010, some old pictures were discovered in a cupboard. A book has been published, and more photographs has since been discovered.

Brad Pitt has taken interest in photography in recent years. A selection of his pictures of Angelina Jolie and his kids were published in the November 2008 issue of W Magazine, with one of the pictures making the cover. 

Here's a selection of good photography from a few celebrities.

Dennis Hopper (1936 - 2010)

The late Dennis Hopper was perhaps the most talented of all the celebrity photographers. He had such a good photographic eye. His pictures are fascinating. The composition, subject choice and timing in his photographs are excellent. He photographed fellow actors, hippies, bikers, street scenes and random people. He knew how to photograph people. His pictures are iconic. The quality of his photographs clearly show that he had a natural photographic eye.

He was certainly an underrated photographer - celebrity or not. 

Double Standard, 1961 - Dennis Hopper
Double Standard, 1961
Dennis Hopper

Ed Ruscha, 1964 - Dennis Hopper
Ed Ruscha, 1964
Dennis Hopper

Biker Couple, 1961 - Dennis Hopper
Biker Couple, 1961
Dennis Hopper

Jane Fonda (With Bow and Arrow) - Dennis Hopper
Jane Fonda (With Bow and Arrow)
Dennis Hopper

Ike and Tina Turner, 1965 - Dennis Hopper
Ike and Tina Turner, 1965
Dennis Hopper

Paul Newman, 1964 - Dennis Hopper
Paul Newman, 1964
Dennis Hopper

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges has been taking pictures for most of his life, starting in high school. He started taking photography more seriously when his wife gave him a Wide-Lux camera as a wedding gift. Ever since then, he has been taking behind the scenes pictures on his movie sets. He recently released a book, 'Pictures'.

New Mexican Highway - Jeff Bridges
New Mexican Highway
Jeff Bridges

On the Set of Crazy Heart - Jeff Bridges
On the Set of Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges

Self Portrait on the Set of True Grit - Jeff Bridges
Self Portrait on the Set of True Grit
Jeff Bridges

Hailee Tells Matt a Story - Jeff Bridges
Hailee Tells Matt a Story
Jeff Bridges

Untitled - Jeff Bridges
Untitled
Jeff Bridges

Bryan Adams

Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams is a very talented photographer. He does a lot of fashion photography. His fashion work is rather good, with some of his later work showing very good lighting skills. He frequently collaborates with magazines including Zoo Magazine, Dazed and Harpers Bazaar. Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Amy Winehouse, Lily Cole Sho, Lana Del Rey, Sting and Pamela Anderson are a few of the celebrities he has photographed.

He has released 3 books. His most recent book, 'Wounded', features portraits of British soldiers who suffered life-changing injuries in war. 

Alexis Bledel - Bryan Adams
Alexis Bledel
Bryan Adams

Michael J Fox - Bryan Adams
Michael J Fox
Bryan Adams

Pamela Anderson - Bryan Adams
Pamela Anderson
Bryan Adams

Julianne Moore - Bryan Adams
Julianne Moore
Bryan Adams

Kate Moss - Bryan Adams
Kate Moss
Bryan Adams

A visitor views pictures at an exhibit of Brian Adams
A visitor views pictures at an exhibit of Brian Adams's book, Wounded Soldiers
Bryan Adams

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Collaborated with W Magazine, publishing a collection of photographs of Angelina Jolie. He photographed her on Kodak Tech Pan film, a film which is no longer being manufactured, and had to be sourced with difficulty.

The resulting photos were personal and intimate, with the grain of the film complementing the mood of the photos. While his pictures are not all technically correct, the mood and intimate portrayal of Angelina more than makes up for this. His pictures were surprisingly good.

Angelina Jolie - Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie 2 - Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie 2
Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie 3 - Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie 3
Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie 4 - Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie 4
Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie 5 - Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie 5
Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie 6 - Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie 6
Brad Pitt

Aaron Eckhart

In recent years, Aaron Eckhart has taken a serious interest in photography. He always takes his camera with him whenever he is filming somewhere. During breaks and days off, he wonders the streets, looking for interesting people to photograph. In 2011 he spent time in the Dominican Republic, visiting hospitals and clinics. 

Portrait of a 99 Year Old Man - Aaron Eckhart
Portrait of a 99 Year Old Man
Aaron Eckhart

Delinquents - Aaron Eckhart
Delinquents
Aaron Eckhart

Old Age Home - Aaron Eckhart
Old Age Home
Aaron Eckhart

Mother and Twins - Aaron Eckhart
Mother and Twins
Aaron Eckhart

Nurse in HIV Ward - Aaron Eckhart
Nurse in HIV Ward
Aaron Eckhart

Other Celebrities Who Photograph

The pictures above are a selection of the best photography from celebrities. There is of course, many more celebrities who photograph. The list includes Seal, Leonard Nimoy from Star Trek, Helena Christensen, Michael Stipe, Viggo Mortensen, Tyra Banks, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Moby and Kenny Rogers.