You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. ”
American photorealist and photographer Chuck Close was invited by by Vanity Fair to photograph 20 of Hollywood’s brightest personalities, a star-studded roster that included Julia Roberts, Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Martin Scorsese to name a few, for the magazine’s 20th Hollywood issue. For this project, Close used a Polaroid 20×24 instant camera. Believe it or not, this particular camera model, which was manufactured by Polaroid in 1970, delivers instant prints 20 × 24 inches in size.