Director Martin Scorcese’s 1976 film Taxi Driver is beyond iconic: its groundbreaking visuals are instantly recognizable by anyone, even those who haven’t seen the film. Later this month, publisher Taschen is scheduled to release a collection of stills from the film snapped by set photographer Steven Shapiro, touted as ‘previously unseen.’ The book is edited by Paul Duncan, and Scorcese himself penned the forward. Judging by the preview photos, the book looks gorgeous, even by Taschen standards. The Deluxe Edition, including a protective case, is limited to 1,000 copies. If you’d like this tome to adorn your coffee table, Amazon has it up for pre-order now for a hefty $700 (link here: Steve Schapiro, Taxi Driver). Hit the jump for some images from the book and more info:
Foreword by Martin Scorsese!
This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro. Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies each, with a signed and numbered original photographic print.
Steve Schapiro is a distinguished journalistic photographer whose pictures have graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Look, Paris Match, and People, and are found in many museum collections. He has published two books of his work, American Edge and Schapiro’s Heroes. In Hollywood he has worked on more than 200 motion pictures; his most famous film posters are for Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver, Parenthood, and The Godfather Part III.