In this first worldwide exclusive exhibition, Hamiltons presents American photographer Steve Schapiro?s iconic images from the legendary Coppola trilogy, The Godfather. Instantly recognisable images including Brando with Cat, Pacino Dying and The Whisper (pictured above), are shown with images that have never been seen before, such as De Niro Family and Brando and Al Martino (pictured below). The show comprises large and small format colour and black and white photographs, providing a rare insiders? view into the making of the films and immortalising actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton.
?The Godfather trilogy is a story about love, honour, revenge, violence, family, and the handing down from one generation to the next. It strikes chords in all of us. It was a coming together of script, direction, actors, lighting, costume, and scenic design. I was very fortunate to see all this happen firsthand, along with the behind the scenes moments that made it an even more poignant event.? 2008.
Schapiro has worked on over two hundred Hollywood motion pictures, photographing what have become some of America?s most beloved movies; Parenthood, Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver and The Godfather amongst others; he is recognised as a distinguished journalistic photographer and his work can be found in museum collections around the world. Schapiro?s images have been published in his books American Edge, Schapiro?s Heroes and most notably The Godfather Family Album; a lavish limited edition hardback book published by Taschen in late 2008.