IKE & TINA: Photographer

Dennis Hopper

Tina Turner - Dennis Hopper - Photographer

'River Deep, Mountain High' photo session / Copyright by The Hooper Art Trust

Dennis Hopper was an American actor and film director. He is known for his roles as mentally disturbed outsiders and rebels and earned prizes from the Cannes Film Festival and Venice International Film Festival as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Hopper turned to photography in 1961 with a camera bought for him by his first wife Brooke Hayward. During this period he created the cover art for the Ike & Tina Turner album River Deep, Mountain High. He became a prolific photographer and began shooting portraits for Vogue and other magazines from celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, James Brown, Grateful Dead, among others.

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