Audrey Hepburn buying cold cuts.
Clint Eastwood skateboarding through the streets of Rome.
Yeah, you’d take a spin through that book.
Ready your thumbs for Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection, a new tome dedicated to the revivification of iconic photos taken by one of the original Italian paparazzi, available online now. (Here’s the slideshow.)
So, Elio Sorci. Italian photographer. Spent a lot of time hanging around Rome’s hot spots. Figured out that people find candid photos of celebrities somewhat intriguing. Sometimes he hid under cars. Sometimes he didn’t. The result: 352 pages of yesteryear’s most aesthetically pleasing models and actors.
Throw it on your coffee table and crack it open whenever. Late-’70s Goldie Hawn looking aloof. Ted Kennedy emerging from a limo looking like a Kennedy. You’ve got a real mixed bag on your hands here.
And it’s also the kind of thing someone might appreciate unwrapping next month. A budding photojournalist. That girl who’s always posting inspirational Brigitte Bardot quotes everywhere. You.
Because as Brigitte once said: “A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.”