Celebrity photographers in general do not do much for me. Many times their images are technically astounding, perfectly lit, and handsomely styled, but the results can be dead and unimaginative. There are also those photographers that are overly clever and much too conscious of their own style and their efforts are contrived and feel false. In both cases, the viewer ends up focusing on the clothes more than anything else.

I really like many of Chris Buck’s images, however, and his stellar use of props.

Bil Buford by Chris Buck

Bil Buford by Chris Buck

Steve Martin by Chris Buck

Steve Martin by Chris Buck

Philip Seymour Hoffman by Chris Buck

Philip Seymour Hoffman by Chris Buck