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November 5, 2015

34 Extraordinary Candid Photographs of Celebrities Taken by Robert Lebeck

With an outstanding sense of timing, Robert Lebeck (1929 – 2014) captured extraordinary moments and distinguished himself as one of the most prominent photographers of the German post-war era.

Photographing celebrities and well-known personalities can be a tricky affair. That wasn’t the case, however, if the great German photographer Robert Lebeck was behind the camera. He worked with famous people from politics and culture and shot them in a very natural, almost playful light.

Alfred Hitchcock, Hamburg, 1960

Nico and Andy Warhol in New York, 1967

Billy Wilder with his wife Audrey, Berlin 1961

Clark Gable and Sophia Loren, Rome 1959

Dalai Lama in India, 1971

Diana Rigg and Curt Jurgens, 1968

Duke Ellington, Frankfurt, 1956

Dizzy Gillespie, Frankfurt, 1956

Earl Hines, 1956

Eartha Kitt, 1960

Elvis Presley in Friedberg, Hessen 1958

Excited Muslims tore the turban from his head Ayatollah Khomeini after his arrival in Tehran, 1979

German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, 1976

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, 1986

Friedrich Hundertwasser, 1983

Helmut Kohl, near the Capitol, 1972

Horst Janssen, 1980

Jackie Kennedy & Lee Radziwill at Senator Robert Kennedy's funeral, New York, 1968

Jayne Mansfield, Berlin 1961

Jean-Luc Godard with his wife Anna Karina, Berlin 1961

John Ray and Gerhard Schroeder. Hannover, 1986

Joseph Beuys, 1970

Klaus Kinski, Rome 1969

Konrad Adenauer, 1966

Lionel Hampton, 1956

Louis Armstrong, 1956

Maria Callas, Stuttgart 1959

President L.B. Johnson and his grandson. 1967

Robert Rauschenberg, 1968

Romy Schneider in Quiberon, Brittany 1981

Simone Signoret, 1966

Ute Lemper, 1986

Willy Brandt, 1973

Husak, Ulbricht, Breschnew and Gomulka on the 20th anniversary of the GDR, East Berlin 1969


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