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William Caxton

Taschen, 2008
192 pages
Fully illustrated, mostly b+w photographs.
ISBN: 9783836503914

Sharing a passion for fast cars, Steve McQueen and William Claxton became friends early in McQueen’s career and remained close until his premature death. Claxton frequented McQueen throughout his many incarnations (daredevil, dirt biker, movie star, sports car driver, ladies man, family man, etc.), capturing at every turn another side of McQueen’s enigmatic tough-guy/nice-guy personality. As this photo album demonstrates, Claxton’s photographic talent and sensibilities were perfectly attuned to the actor’s multifaceted character. This is the real Steve McQueen, immortalised by Claxton’s empathetic lens.


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