The new book "The Art of Discovery" pairs celebrity portraits with quotes about moments that inspired them as people and artists.
The book is by Wire Image co-founder Jeff Vespa. It was designed by Nancy Rouemy, a former art director at the New York Times Magazine, who helped to art-direct most of the shoots.
Vespa said he photographed more than 100 celebrities in his home studio in Los Feliz, and Rouemy chimed in via computer from New York.
"It felt a little bit like the movie 'Her,'" Vespa joked.
The Times' published a few of those photos Sunday in advance of the book's release and has built a gallery of additional...