The still photographer behind some of the greatest images in cinema has just released his first book on his life in the movies.
Dave Friedman, the first and only still photographer to be voted into the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences and the man who took the last cinematic images of Steve McQueen and Bruce Lee, has just published My Life in the Movies (Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2008).
My Life in the Movies showcases the best of Friedman’s Hollywood-era camera work. It is also a trip back in time, with the photographer sharing his memories of what it was like to be in close quarters with some of Hollywood’s greatest, making films – and imagery – that will truly last forever.
After an apprenticeship as an assistant cameraman, Friedman went on to become one of the most in-demand still photographers in Hollywood from the late 1960s until the late 1980s. While shooting on location for dozens of Hollywood’s classic films of that era, he befriended stars such as Steve McQueen, Bruce Lee, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Travolta, Michael Caine, James Caan, Goldie Hawn, Cissy Spacek, Omar Shariff, Olivia Newton-John, Jack Nicholson, Richard Dreyfuss and Jaqueline Bissett. Some of his movie credits include Enter the Dragon, Grease, Brian’s Song, Summer of ’42, Carrie, Superman, Tom Horn, Rambo II, The Falcon and the Snowman, Rocky IV and The Running Man.
This 301-page hardback book is priced at $49. A special limited run of 2,500, which includes a slipcase and is signed by Friedman, was released earlier this year at $69.
To order a copy of My Life in the Movies, visit www.daltonwatson.com or call (847) 945-9603.