WE ALL WANT SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
snapshots & portraits 1990-2017
by Randall Slavin
Forwards by Ben Stiller and Jeremy Renner
WE ALL WANT SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL; snapshots & portraits 1990-2017 is a unique peek into the world of award-winning portrait photographer Randall Slavin and the journey to get there comprising of pictures of Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ben, Stiller, Mark Wahlberg, Bryan Cranston, Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Charlize Theron and so many more.
Comprised of 165 color and black & white images, ranging from portraits seen on magazine covers across the globe to more intimate, candid, never-before-published snapshots, W.A.W.S.B. clearly and cleverly illustrates the journey from a young man hanging out in nightclubs taking pictures of his friends to a veteran lensman shooting ad campaigns for the biggest names in entertainment.
Along with the stunning photography are Mr. Slavin's own recollections of life behind the lens. Revealing anecdotes in his own words give you a unique perspective of the era.
Rounding out WE ALL WANT SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL are essays by two of todays most respected artists. Actor/director Ben Stiller takes us to Haiti where he and Mr. Slavin collaborated on documenting humanitarian efforts and actor Jeremy Renner reflects on his many years of friendship and working with Randall Slavin.
“Randall’s images cut through the noise…he has a way of finding beauty in a subject effortlessly”
- Ben Stiller
“Zero agenda. Zero politics. Pure intimacy and truth of the individual spirit.. this is the setting Randall has always provided for me personally.”
- Jeremy Renner