Orphanos has photographed many of today's top cultural and entertainment
figures, including over one hundred authors such as Erskine Caldwell,
Graham Greene, John Irving, Christopher Isherwood, Norman Mailer, Sir
Stephen Spender, John Updike, Gore Vidal, and Nobel laureates Odysseus
Elytis of Greece and Naguib Mahfouz of Egypt. His portraits of famous
artists and photographers include Leonard Baskin, Horst P. Horst, David
Hockney, Elaine De Kooning, Larry Rivers, and the legendary Greek painter
and designer (for Maria Callas opera productions) Yannis Tsarouchis.
His show business portraits feature directors George Cukor, John Schlesinger,
Roger Vadim, actresses Claire Bloom, Julie Harris, Lizabeth Scott, Melina
Mercouri (former Minister of Culture of Greece), and "New Breed"
actors such as Maxwell Caulfield and Esai Morales. He has also completed
a series of spontaneous photographs depicting the locker room activities
of the San Diego Sockers, a professional soccer team and one on Sailors
and Marines taken at a San Diego Naval Base and Camp Pendleton Marine
Corps Base. Stathis Orphanos' photographs have been exhibited in Los
Angeles, San Diego, and at New York's prestigious Midtown Galleries.
UCLA recently established a Stathis Orphanos Photographic Archive at
their University Research Library's Special Collections Department.
Charles Bronson - Stathis Orphanos