American Attitude

Jul 8, 2015

Dennis Hopper, whose film career comprised a catalog of cool, was also an accomplished poet and painter. But before he died in 2010 he told his daughter Marin that he wanted to be remembered for his photography. The pictures in "Drugstore Camera," published this year by Damiani, were taken with disposable cameras and developed in drugstore labs in Taos, N.M., where Hopper was based after making "Easy Rider" in the late '60s. "What's beautiful about them is how not-deliberate they are," Ms. Hopper said, adding, "This was showing where he was at in his inner mind."