James Dean is the legendary hero with a legendary story; live fast and die young. For over half a century, he has captured the world with his casual style, unflinching look and rebel attitude. James Dean has defined the essence of cool and without-a-cause for generations. His star continues to shine brighter and brighter.
Never has there ever been, never will there ever be. The one, the only, James Dean.
Few photographers had the opportunity to capture the essence of James Dean forever on film. Intimate portraits, as well as widely publicized photos, are all featured in this section.
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The "Torn Sweater" Series was taken by photographer Roy Schatt. They were shot on December 29, 1954, at the request of "Life" magazine. The first photo in the series has become perhaps the best-known picture of Dean available today.
Frank Worth photographed James Dean in his everyday life. Included in this collection are pictures of Dean doing one of the things he loved best - being a photographer himself.
You'll recognize these photos from The Gap advertisements. The familiar gait, the cool rebel style -- Schatt captures it all in these famous walking shots of James Dean.
You've seen the movie, now you can also see photos taken on the set. These photos taken by Frank Worth show James Dean interacting with his fellow cast-mates.
This movie was the last that James Dean starred in. Photographer Frank Worth catches James Dean in his cowboy hat while doing filming and in between takes.
One of James Dean's passions was racing cars. Check out these photos of Dean and his cars; including his Porsche Spyder and Porsche Super Speedster.
Alone or with friends, James Dean's striking good looks made him a photographer's dream. Roy Shatt and Frank Worth's collections capture Dean in various environments.