Black And White Portrait Photos Of Celebrities Taken By Norman Seeff In The 1970s And 1980s

The legendary Los Angeles-based photographer Norman Seeff has shot candid portraits of everyone from Steve Jobs to Patti Smith, but is perhaps best known for his images of musicians—The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, and Carly Simon, to name a few.

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In the years 1970-1980, Seeff inaugurated his creative sessions with artists and celebrities. His photographs of musicians and actors were often regarded as the defining images of artists at the height of their career. Here’s a selection of 15 amazing black and white photographs taken by Norman Seeff from between the 1970s and 1980s.

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Mick Jagger

Patti Smith

Steve Jobs

John Belushi

Steve Martin

Frank Zappa


Jodie Foster

Whitney Houston

Joni Mitchell

Martin Scorsese

Dennis Hopper

Ray Charles


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