steve mcqueen

Steve McQueen, 1969

My first Steve McQueen photograph, a promo still for The Reivers, based on William Faulkner’s novel of the same title, a passion project for McQueen who also co-produced to film. Not exactly a masterpiece (sorry, Steve!), but I have always loved this picture because I think it captures him so well—his wild spirit and his strong will, the twinkle in his eye and that air of mischief. And that wonderful head of hair! Somebody at some point spilled coffee over the back of the picture, and it still faintly smells of it.