Wonderful Photographs of Famous People Snapped By Their Famous Friends


It’s well known that famous people often run in packs (rat, brat), and we’ve even heard rumors that they do normal things like hang out and take pictures of their friends. Since we’re obsessed with the ephemera of pop culture, we spent some time tracking down a few of those snapshots, whether staged or candid, rare or widely recognized, taken by everyone from Truman Capote to Lady Gaga. Click through to see our gallery of photographs of famous people snapped by their famous friends, and you may just begin evaluating your own photo albums for potential stars after you’re through.

Patti Smith and William S. Burroughs, photo by Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg, photo by William S. Burroughs, 1953. [via]

Lindsay Lohan, photo by Lady Gaga, 2012. [via]

Luis Buñuel, photo by Salvador Dalí, 1930. [via]

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, photo by Sammy Davis Jr. [via]

Peter O’Toole, photo by Sammy Davis Jr. [via]

Kirsten Dunst, photo by Sofia Coppola. [via]

Agyness Deyn, photos by James Franco. [via]

Christopher Walken and Lou Reed, photos by Julian Schnabel. [via]

Willem Dafoe on the set of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, photo by Wes Anderson. [via]

The Beastie Boys, photo by Spike Jonze, 1994. [via]

Ian McKellen, photo by Andy Warhol (who of course made his legacy doing this), 1984. [via]

Louise Bourgeois, photo by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1982. [via]

Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean and Patty Schemel, photo by Courtney Love, 1992. [via]

A young George Harrison, photo by Paul McCartney, 1958/59. [via]

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, photo by Frank Sinatra, 1971. [via]

Keith Richards and Kenny Aaronson, photo by Mick Jagger, 1994. [via]

Harper Lee, photo by Truman Capote, 1960 (used on the back of the first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird). [via]

Bill Cosby, photo by Dennis Hopper, 1965. [via]

Jack Kerouac, photo by Allen Ginsberg [via]