From The Archives | Brian Bowen Smith

A HOLLYWOOD PHOTOGRAPHER GIVES US A RARE GLIMPSE AT CELEBRITIES BEHIND-THE-SCENES.

Brian Bowen Smith‘s inner circle runs deep– he’s photographed nearly every Hollywood A-Lister from Naomi Watts to Kate Bosworth and Kourtney Kardashian, all of whom we’re guessing would call BBS a “friend” before they ever would “co-worker.” That’s because the celebrity fashion photographer does more than take a pretty picture (though he’s quite talented at that too); he captures that rare moment where glamour meets intimacy, where icons suddenly become real. Take a look through his work and it’s easy to see what we mean– whether it’s Isla Fisher letting her hair down or Emmy Rossum pensive and sincere– Bowen Smith’s starry subjects bear an unconventionally candid side that can only be explained by their comfortability in front of his lens. In fact, in a time when every image feels contrived and incentivized, Bowen Smith’s body of work delivers a much-needed breath of fresh air. To put it simply– if ever we’re in the market for a portrait that immortalizes our truest selves, we know who we’ll be calling… Below, find a handful of BBS’s images that have captured our hearts over the years.

Naomi Watts for Hamptons Magazine

Naomi Watts for Hamptons Magazine

Hayden Pann

Hayden Panettiere 

Cara Delevingne for Empire Magazine

Cara Delevingne for Empire Magazine

Kate Bosworth for LA Confidential

Kate Bosworth for LA Confidential

Cindy Crawford for

Cindy Crawford for Stylist UK

Hilary Swank for

Hilary Swank for Gotham 

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Olivia Munn for Ocean Drive

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Clémence Poésy for Stylist UK

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Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian 

Isla Fisher for

Isla Fisher for Stylist

Emmy Rossum for

Emmy Rossum 

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