There's a good chance you haven't heard the name Honor Swinton Byrne, even though she's Tilda Swinton's daughter. And even if you have—she made her acting debut earlier this year in the film The Souvenir—there's still next to no chance you've heard of Xavier Swinton Byrne, her twin brother, who's virtually nonexistent on the internet. The fact that the camera-shy 21-year old appears alongside dozens of celebrities in Brigitte Lacombe's upcoming book is a true testament to the French photographer's ability to put her subjects at ease. (Meryl Streep has said that Lacombe is the only photographer who doesn't make her "feel like a performing elephant.") Forward: Twenty Years of TimesTalks is comprised mostly of public figures who have participated in the New York Times's live conversation and performance series over the course of its now two decade-long run. And yet, in Lacombe's black-and-white portraits, which she took at her studio on the Lower East Side between 2017 and 2019, they don't come across as celebrities. The words "natural" and "intimate" have long been overused in describing photography, but as she's proven for more than four decades now, Lacombe's work is the real deal. Check out an exclusive look inside the book— with portraits of everyone from actors Glenn Close and Meryl Streep to Times staffers Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the investigative reporters behind the monumental 2017 exposé of Harvey Weinstein—here.
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