Sharing a passion for fast cars, Steve McQueen (1930-1980) and William Claxton became friends early in McQueens career and remained close until his premature death. Claxton frequented McQueen throughout his many incarnations (daredevil, dirt biker,
movie star, sports car driver, ladies man, family man, etc.), capturing at every turn another side of McQueens enigmatic tough-guy/nice-guy personality. As this photo album demonstrates, Claxtons photographic talent and sensibilities were perfectly
attuned to the actors multifaceted character. This is the real Steve McQueen, immortalized by Claxtons empathetic lens.