Photographer exposes the public and private personas of your favorite actors in intimate portraits

Avatar TheGreenAngel | December 30, 2016

Andrew H. Walker, a photographer at Shutterstock, decided to take an original approach to celebrity portraiture back in September during the 2016 Toronto Film Festival.

Rather than posing for the traditional portrait, Walker asked entertainers to pose for a series that depict their internal and external personas.

“I was really curious with actors because they have, not only this personal inside voice, but they have a public persona that they put out there, and they also have their private self,” Walker tells Mashable. “There’s this whole other layer of themselves as people. I found that really, really intriguing.”

 Amy Adams

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© Andrew H. Walker / Shutterstock

 

“Having done this before, I know that celebrities are very guarded about their image, and so I was really nervous about how to start this and what the response was going to be,” Walker says. “I have to say, 95 percent were so willing and interested in doing something.”

This work has even being high praised by a major filmmaker!

“Oliver Stone came around the camera to check how he looked on camera,” Walker said. “And he said to me, as he was looking at the camera, ‘Oh, that’s really good lighting.’ And so it was like, Oliver Stone just complimented my lighting! That’s incredible.”

 

Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone

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 The series features 51 performers — including several Golden Globe nominees — sharing two sides of themselves for the camera.

See the full series below:

 

Aaron Eckhart 

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Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

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 Billy Nighy

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Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman

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Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon

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Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning

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David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo

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 Elizabeth Moss

Elizabeth Moss

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Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor

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 Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

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 Fisher Stevens

Fisher Stevens

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 Gaby Hoffman

Gaby Hoffman

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 Gael Garcia Bernal

Gael Garcia Bernal

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Gemma Arterton
Gemma Arterton

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Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

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Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld

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Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter

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Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch

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Jason Sudeikis
Jason Sudeikis

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Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor

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Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly

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Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner

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Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton

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John Legend
John Legend

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Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber

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 Lily-Rose Melody Depp

Lily-Rose Melody Depp

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Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong'o

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Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali

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 Maria Bello

Maria Bello

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 Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

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Miles Teller
Miles Teller

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Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts

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Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris

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Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon

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Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac

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Parker Posey
Parker Posey

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Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams

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Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz

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Rami Malek
Rami Malek

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Richard Gere
Richard Gere

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Rosemarie DeWitt
Rosemarie DeWitt

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Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh

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Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver

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Susan Yeagley
Susan Yeagley

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Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson

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Taron Egerton
Taron Egerton

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Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer

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Valorie Curry

Valorie Curry

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Which one is your favourite? Which one surprised you the most?


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Photographer exposes the public and private personas of your favorite actors in intimate portraits