If you judge a book by it’s cover then I really don’t need to tell you how fantastic this one is (see below). I will however give you a little bit of an insight into how it came together whilst you admire these ice cool snaps and then try and win yourself a copy. At the end of 1969 at the Fort Worth Art Center the legendary Dennis Hopper exhibited a collection of his photographs, a selection of striking images that chronicled the decadent and tumultuous times experienced by Dennis during the Sixties, shot in his own inimitable style. As well as candid snaps of his famous friends (including Bill Cosby, Andy Warhol, Paul Newman, Jane Fonda) also included were photos from his travels around Los Angeles, New York, London, Mexico, and Peru as well as reportage of political rallies and Civil Rights marches. The photos only ever made the one appearance in public and have spent the past 40 odd years ‘lost’ in Dennis’s archive, until his sad passing in 2010 when they were rediscovered. These 400 vintage prints are much more than the results of just a film-star with a nice camera; they’re a beautifully well observed and executed, artistic album of images, capable of transporting the reader straight back to the coolest decade of the Twentieth century with each turn of the page.
So to be in with chance of winning this brilliant book from the equally brilliant Prestel Publishing, just tell us (in the comments section below) WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE DENNIS HOPPER FILM IS AND WHY. The lucky Winner will be picked in about a weeks time.