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.
You know it’s spring when, just after sunset, the refrigerator constellation rises in the western sky.
(But seriously, remember that our perspective on the stars is at the same time wonderfully unique but not at all special, and the stellar stories that we write are products not only of our imaginations, but also our brain’s relentless desire to recognize patterns in random assortments of far away dots)