Two weeks with James Dean
Salinas Valley, 1955. Printed later.
These images were given to me by my Grampy, Dennis Roud last year. They feature the iconic actor, James Dean and his co-stars. My grandfather took these images in 1955, whilst being commissioned to photograph James Dean during the filming of East is Eden. These intimate portraits show a side of Dean that has never been fully published in the public domain. He was asked to document Dean during the making of the film. The images mostly feature James Dean relaxing during his time away from the film camera both on set and off.
I have re-photographed the original images given to me and ‘titled’ each image based upon the writing that my grandfather had wrote on the back of each print.