Brett Ratner - Selected Photos from Hilhaven Lodge Photo Booth
23.6 x 16.5 cm
Red-hot Hollywood director Brett Ratner lives in Ingrid Bergman’s old manse, Hillhaven Lodge. And in this house Ratner has an old-fashion, black-and-white photo booth. And into this photo booth Ratner has enticed a cornucopia of white-hot celebrities, outsized personalities, and rare public legends, all of whom voluntarily vogued, posed, and made silly faces without makeup, wardrobe, or lighting, in four quick shots. The result is a hilarious and revealing look at generally famous people being…silly and, well, normal.
Hillhaven Lodge: The Photo Booth Pictures is comprised of wacky and outrageous picture strips of Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Colin Farrell, Heath Ledger, Heidi Klum, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Tucker, Kim Cattrall, Jackie Chan, Dino De Laurentiis, Clive Davis, Aaliyah, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek, Quincy Jones, Ralph Fiennes, Rod Stewart, Val Kilmer, Liv Tyler, Harvey Keitel, Jay-Z, John C. Reilly, Russell Simmons, Nicolas Cage, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Jack Osbourne, Paris Hilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Tony Shafrazi, Mariah Carey, Matthew McConaughey, Chelsea Clinton, Rebecca Gayheart, Norman Lear, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., and many, many more!
“Here is a young director, an artist, whose films have grossed into the stratosphere, whose dance card is filled for years to come to maestro most anything he wishes. Yeah, but that isn’t as important to him as taking the many friends he has embraced at his home into a simple photo booth he has set up—no more sophisticated than one you would see at an arcade, and snapping strips of pictures. No lighting, no makeup, no airbrush, just a photographic remembrance of time spent together. It is the only book of photography I have ever seen that captures personas—especially Hollywood personalities—this candidly…Like its creator, Hillhaven Lodge: The Photo Booth Pictures is a one-of-a-kind that only a kid with extraordinary vision and totally devoid of pretense could have pulled off.” —Robert Evans