December 4, 2015
James Dean was considered a brilliant actor whose life was cut way too short by tragedy. While there are many pictures of James Dean, few are more famous than the pictures taken by Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock in 1955. While the world still feels the effects of the on-film performances by James Dean, Stock's pictures give us unique insight into a young man who was struggling with serious demons his entire life. When Stock's pictures are strung together into one collective piece, they tell a story that is both tragic and frightening. It is the story of genius cut off in its youth, and the story of what they genius could have blossomed into some day.