Dennis Stock, a celebrated Magnum photographer, took some of the most iconic portraits of legendary Hollywood actor James Dean on and off camera.
From New York streets to scenes in a shoot, from visiting an old familiar place to watching things that were rural, all these came so close to seeing the old James Dean before his death on September 30, 1955. Yes, it was 24 years before his untimely demise in a car accident.
As a tribute, I interpreted Stock’s vintage monochromatic shots with a palette of colors and textures of street vignettes during my recent hiking trip to a sacred mountain. The colors and textures were much an interpretation of what could-have-happen after Dean would be alive. Hope that these interpretations make up for the black-and-white photos Mr. Stock did.
This is my series of analogue art on photos honoring Stock and Dean. I hope I could see more of Mr. Stock’s awesome works for creative inspiration. Loving analogue photography even more!