Hide and Seek: Chris Buck’s Conceptual Celebrity Portraits

August 31, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Chris Buck

Chris Buck's portrait of actor Amy Poehler. To see more portraits, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

A delightful irony underlies Chris Buck’s celebrity portraiture: Though he feeds our celebrity-obsessed culture with his images, the fact that he couldn’t care less about boldface names is what makes his work interesting. “I’m definitely not precious about famous people,” Buck says. “I’m making pictures for my clients and for the audience, and not for the subject.” The lack of...

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