William Claxton

Born in Pasadena, California, iconic photographer William Claxton (1927-2008) is best known for his dozens of splendid portraits of jazz legends (especially those of Chet Baker, of whom he took the first professional photos), and Hollywood stars (such as his friend Steve McQueen). Claxton’s images graced the covers of numerous music albums, and his work regularly appeared in such magazines as Life, Paris Match and Vogue. Claxton wrote 13 books, held dozens of exhibitions of his photographs around the world, and won numerous photography awards.

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