New book reveals previously unseen shots of Steve McQueen


Steve McQueen

A new book titled Unseen McQueen is due to be released later this month and it collates a stunning array of previously unseen black and white photography of one of cinema's most iconic figures.

The book features the work of Barry Feinstein, an accomplished photographer and one of Steve McQueen's closest friends, notorious for restricting access to his incredible, closely guarded photographic archive.

The rare collection of 120 monochromatic images were taken while McQueen worked on a number of his most famous films including The Thomas Crown Affair, The Great Escape, Bullitt and Le Mans.

Feinstein's images feature shots of McQueen deeply engrossed in his roles but also enjoying himself while undertaking his number one passion – motor racing.

McQueen famously once said, "I'm not sure whether I'm an actor who races or a racer who acts," and some of these images are proof (if we needed it) that the King of Cool was obsessed with his cars and bikes.

According to the book's publisher Real Art Press, "Barry Feinstein was an exceptional photographer and his long close relationship with McQueen allowed him unique access and genuine insight both on and off screen.

"McQueen trusted Feinstein, he liked his ground-breaking style of unconventional shots, naturalistic, contemporary and uncontrived."

The book is priced at £19.95 and would make the perfect coffee table read or Christmas present for any discerning petrol head or film buff.

Unseen McQueen

Unseen McQueen