- Acclaimed celebrity photographer, Mark Liddell
, will give readers a VIP backstage pass to the private world of celebrity photo-shoots in his debut book, "EXPOSED: 10 Years in Hollywood."
This highly anticipated compilation features raw, profound and provocative photographs and personal stories from Hollywood's elite including Christina Aguilera
, Jessica Alba
, Pamela Anderson
, Jennifer Aniston
, Halle Berry
, Cindy Crawford
, Melissa Etheridge
, James Franco
, Paris Hilton
, Janet Jackson
, Keira Knightley
, Avril Lavigne
, Heath Ledger
, Annie Lennox
, Jenny McCarthy
, Kate Moss
, Meg Ryan
, Jessica Simpson
, Britney Spears
, Sharon Stone
, Hilary Swank
and Kate Winslett
"EXPOSED: 10 Years in Hollywood" will be released on November 8, and chronicles Liddell's 10-year ascent to become one of the world's top celebrity photographers. With more than 200 glossy pages of some of the world's biggest stars in fashion, music and film, Liddell has created a book that breaks all of the rules of a traditional photography book. In 'EXPOSED,' Liddell opens up and reveals the secrets to his celebrity photo-shoots and ad campaigns with insider comments from both him and his celebrity friends. He has worked with some of Hollywood's premiere talent including: Halle Berry
, who he admitted was the most difficult to shoot because her beauty made him so nervous; Britney Spears
, deeming Liddell the only photographer to have shot her for the past 10 years; and capturing the essence of Heath Ledger
and Gianni Versace
before their passing. 'EXPOSED' is also comprised of images and quotes that not only make a statement, but create a greater awareness of current social concerns such as gay marriage, animal cruelty, the right to vote, AIDS and HIV.
Photographer Mark Liddell.
Readers will learn which English actress had a tantrum and threw the designer clothes on the floor; why Berry gave away her money from the Vogue
advertising shoot; what Liddell noticed shooting Paris Hilton on her last shoot before jail and her first shoot after jail; what bonded Liddell and Ledger together; and much more.
"I wanted to produce a book of many never before seen celebrity photos and reveal personal stories that give the reader an exciting glimpse into the world of celebrity shoots," said Liddell. 'EXPOSED' isn't about just taking beautiful photos of celebrities, it's also about revealing the soul. No matter where you get your celebrity gossip, from the local news or splashed across the pages of tabloids, this is a book that everyone can relate to."
Liddell also created an emotionally-charged short film, which includes many of the book's images, as well as exclusive interviews. The film, which is also named 'EXPOSED' is a moving piece of art that interprets Domestic Abuse and Suicide Prevention in gut wrenching fashion through dance, music and photography taking the audience on an emotional journey along with shocking confessions from Liddell.
Adds Liddell, "Most of my celebrity friends did exclusive interviews with me and revealed so much from their perspective on a photo-shoot. I want people to be inspired not only by the images, but by their words as well and I hope that 'EXPOSED' will serve as a catalyst for positive change and progression."
'EXPOSED' is already outselling other photography books for this seasons releases. A philanthropist by nature, Liddell has chosen two beneficiaries of the sales from the book: The Trevor Project (suicide prevention for teens), which he chose in memory of his best friend's suicide, and The Jenesse Center (Domestic Violence).
About Mark Liddell
Born in Jamaica, Liddell began working as a fashion photographer in London, shooting campaigns for Versace and Fendi. After spending time in Sydney, Milan, New York and London, Nicole Kidman
urged him to move to Los Angeles where he has lived for the last 10 years. His first exhibition, for the Princess of Wales
Memorial Fund in London, was a six-month project in which he photographed some of the most beautiful women in the world including Moss, Iman
, Jackson and Kylie Minogue
, The images were auctioned by Lord Archer to raise substantial funds for the charity.
Liddell is considered to be the favorite photographer to the stars - from tabloid queens to Hollywood's A-list. His work has been featured on more than 300 magazine covers published worldwide from Vogue
, Harpers Bazaar
and Us Weekly
. He has shot CD covers for artists including Spears, Jackson, Jordin Sparks
, Lavigne and Donna Summer
, and has photographed many Iconic Advertising Campaigns including Britney Spears/CANDIES, Paris Hilton Perfume, Avril Lavigne/ABBEY DAWN clothing line, Halle Berry/Women's Cancer initiative and Jessica Alba/Declare Yourself. Liddell donates his time and talents to benefit causes close to his heart.