Royal Academy to showcase Dennis Hopper’s photography

Dennis Hopper might be quite well known to the United Kingdom audiences as the star of popular movies like Apocalypse Now and Easy Rider, but he wanted to be called up as a photographer, as per his eldest daughter. The American photographer, painter and actor was asked to take the camera by James Dean, and they are considered a photography career before being cast in the film Easy Rider.
The exhibit named Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album starts at Royal Academy of Arts today, with over four hundred photographs clicked by the actor between the year 1961 and 1967. While speaking to a leading UK based newspaper, his daughter Marlin Hopper told that she does not know if people really understand how significant photography was to him. When he passed away he really wanted to be remembered as a photographer first and foremost. He told her near the end that he wanted to be taken seriously as a photographer and be in collections and museums.
The original snaps were selected by Dennis Hopper for his 1st photography exhibit in the Fort Worth Art Center in the year 1970 in Texas, and the prints were rediscovered only following his death 4 years ago. Ms Hopper stated that he was always taking pictures but she did not see where they all went. It was extraordinary to find these. It is a touching time capsule for m.
During 60s, Dennis Hopper took snaps of everything starting from the civil rights movement to brawling biker gangs to hippy gatherings as well as fellow actors like Paul Newman and Jane Fonda. He told that he wanted to be a witness of his time.

Dennis Hopper might be quite well known to the United Kingdom audiences as the star of popular movies like Apocalypse Now and Easy Rider, but he wanted to be called up as a photographer, as per his eldest daughter. The American photographer, painter and actor was asked to take the camera by James Dean, and they are considered a photography career before being cast in the film Easy Rider.

The exhibit named Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album starts at Royal Academy of Arts today, with over four hundred photographs clicked by the actor between the year 1961 and 1967. While speaking to a leading UK based newspaper, his daughter Marlin Hopper told that she does not know if people really understand how significant photography was to him. When he passed away he really wanted to be remembered as a photographer first and foremost. He told her near the end that he wanted to be taken seriously as a photographer and be in collections and museums.

The original snaps were selected by Dennis Hopper for his 1st photography exhibit in the Fort Worth Art Center in the year 1970 in Texas, and the prints were rediscovered only following his death 4 years ago. Ms Hopper stated that he was always taking pictures but she did not see where they all went. It was extraordinary to find these. It is a touching time capsule for m.

During 60s, Dennis Hopper took snaps of everything starting from the civil rights movement to brawling biker gangs to hippy gatherings as well as fellow actors like Paul Newman and Jane Fonda. He told that he wanted to be a witness of his time.

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