photography

Since the early 1970's George Butler has been professionally photographing a variety of subjects. Butler's photographs regularly appear in such publications as TIME, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New York Times. George Butler is represented by Contact Press Images.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Thirty-five years ago Arnold Schwarzenegger was a recent Austrian immigrant, a world champion in a sport — bodybuilding — that virtually guaranteed him anonymity. Yet through his friendship in the 1970's with George Butler, whose book and film, Pumping Iron, Arnold quickly became a household name. Since then, he became the highest paid movie star in the world and more recently, Governor of California. (More...)

JOHN KERRY

For more than thirty years, photographer and filmmaker George Butler has documented the public and private life of his friend John Kerry.

Asked to handle press for Kerry's first political campaign — a run for Congress in 1969 — Butler began taking pictures to promote the young candidate. The two men have stayed in touch ever since, and Butler has continued to photograph the man he always believed could one day be President. (More...)