Some of Hollywood's most revered celebrities are letting every blemish and wrinkle shine in these photographs by London and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts. Known for his portraits of the stars, Gotts has been photographing celebrities for more than twenty years. He travels alone, bringing along no assistants, stylists, or other distractions, and captures a raw intimacy in each image due to the time spent with his subjects.
His first book, Degrees, featured more than 100 famous actors and singers and raised about three million pounds for diabetes research. Now, this most recent project iCons will generate funds for Sir Elton John's AIDS charity. From Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Clint Eastwood to 1940's leading lady Lauren Bacall, Gotts has turned our favorite memories of Hollywood into legendary photographs. He holds many honors, his work has been published nationally and internationally, and The National Portrait Gallery holds a selection of his photographs on display in their permanent collection.