“Legends in the making: Shining Lights, Rising Stars – and the man who shot them

Marie claire, AUS, December 2010

Their names and faces are famous today, but in the ‘60s and ‘70s that notoriety was just beginning. New York photographer Stan Schaffer captures the energy, beauty and spark of these stellar beings. (...) You should have been with me, a tribute to the fashion and pop culture of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Alongside the fresh faces are established ones, like artist Andy Warhol and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, while the pulse of legendary nightclub Studio 54 – and New York itself – permeates the book. Shaffer died unexpectedly during the book’s production, but his legacy is the stunning collection of images he has taken of some of the world’s most beautiful and unforgettable faces. As Dickinson said of him: “He captures the essence of the moment in every photograph he takes. Stan’s photos are timeless.”

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