Antony Crook’s Introspective Photos of Famous Artists

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From subway ads to blog posts to TV shows, the average American must see hundreds of celebrity photos a week. But just when we think we can’t stomach even one more, Booooooom points us to the captivating work of Antony Crook, whose low-key photographs tend to find their artist subjects in introspective moments and poses that reveal much about their personalities. David Byrne, for example, seems almost angelic, wearing all white and posing against high, white-trimmed city windows, with a multicolored array of effects pedals at his feet. Click through for a gallery of our favorite Crook photos, including portraits of Marina Abramović, Malcolm McLaren, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Burton, and more. Then be sure to visit his website, where you should also check out his otherworldly landscapes.

David Byrne, Soho, New York. Photo credit: Antony Crook

Marina Abramović, Soho, New York. Photo credit: Antony Crook

David Hockney, East Yorkshire, London. Photo credit: Antony Crook

Malcolm McLaren, Bowery Hotel, New York. Photo credit: Antony Crook

Tim Burton, Midtown, New York. Photo credit: Antony Crook

Pharrell Williams, Soho, New York. Photo credit: Antony Crook

Rufus Wainwright, Central St., Manchester, England. Photo credit: Antony Crook

Rufus Wainwright, Palace Hotel, Manchester, England. Photo credit: Antony Crook

Antony, Opera House, Manchester, England. Photo credit: Antony Crook

Peter Saville, Clerkenwell, London. Photo credit: Antony Crook