Jadran Lazić, the first Yugoslav paparazzo, began his career in 1971 by photographing Hajduk in his hometown of Split and continued with Charlotte Rampling in Paris.
He achieved world fame when, at the funeral of Soviet President Brezhnev, he managed to take a close-up photo of the deceased, which Newsweek later chose as the photo of the year.
We can say that there is no Hollywood star and celebrity of the 70s and 80s who were not caught by Lazić's lens, from Yugoslav Dino Dvornik, Mišo Kovač, Suzana Mančić, Dražen Petrović and many others, to Jodie Foster, Gillian Anderson, Sylvester Stallon, Roman Polanski, Robert De Niro, Jamie Foxx, Abu Abbas, Johnny Depp, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Bianca Jagger, Kirk Douglas, Sigourney Weaver, Jack Nicholson, Carlo Ponti, Sofia Loren, Marlon Brando, Richard Gere and many others, which he collected in a rich two-part monograph entitled Jadran Lazić, 50 years of photography. Excellent photographs are supported by Lazić's stories, which reveal interesting moments from behind the scenes.
Jadran Lazić lives in Los Angeles and every year spends at least a few months on the Croatian island of Hvar.
Size: 36 x 26 cm, a luxurious two-volume monograph presenting Lazić's work on more than 900 pages
Publisher: HAA, 2021