700 Nimes Road: An “Indirect Portrait” of Elizabeth Taylor

Photos of the icon's possessions and home are the result of an intimate documentary project

Including 129 full-color photographs by fine artist Catherine Opie, “700 Nimes Road” is a thoughtful, yet poignant exploration of Elizabeth Taylor’s home (her “private sanctuary”) and possessions at her Bel Air, Los Angeles address. While the concept—photographing a celebrity’s belongings—might seem voyeuristic at first, Opie approaches creating an intimate portrait of the Hollywood icon in a tender way. The project began after attaining Taylor’s approval, …

Presence: The Invisible Portrait

Photographer Chris Buck's revelatory book of hidden celebs

Over the past two decades, Canadian photographer Chris Buck has made his mark by putting famous people in vaguely incongruous situations and snapping at just the right moment. His creative take on portraiture not only exposes an alternative side of his subjects, but it also leads to images that are themselves intriguing even sans celebrity. His new book, “Presence: The Invisible Portrait,” explores this notion. …