Amazons and bikers: Dennis Hopper’s photographs from the wild ’60s

Most people know Dennis Hopper as an actor and director who wrote film history with his roles in classics like “Easy Rider”, “Apocalypse Now” or “Blue Velvet”. But the American, who died in 2010, was also active as a photographer. The photo book “Dennis Hopper. Photographs 1961-1967” collects his best works from the 1960s and shows that his photographic work is on a par with his cinematic work.

The majority of his work was created in a phase when his Hollywood career seemed to have failed. After smaller roles, including in the James Dean films “…because they don’t know what they’re doing” and “Giants”, he hardly got any roles anymore, he was considered too difficult. The images collected in this volume were taken in the years before his big breakthrough with “Easy Rider”.

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