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Stars celebrate photographer Tom Munro's new book

March 9, 2010 |  2:08 pm


There may have been a ton of celeb-filled Oscar parties over the weekend, but it was at photographer Tom Munro’s book party Saturday night that the stars really aligned.

The photographer, whose subjects have included Dustin Hoffman and Leonardo DiCaprio, recently released his first book, filled with celebrity images and a forward written by friend and collaborator Madonna.

Madge herself was there and chatted with Munro while sipping Moët Champagne. Justin Timberlake, also featured in the book, and Hoffman braved the wet weather and greeted the photographer at the Melrose Place gallery space where the portraits will be on exhibit through Saturday.

“The idea is to sell the prints and raise money for the two African charities we are hoping to benefit,” said Munro, who will donate partial proceeds from sales of the portraits to Raising Malawi and M.E.A.K (Medical and Educational Aid to Kenya).

From the impressive turnout of galleristas clad in black trench coats and thigh-high boots, the giant images of stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Johnny Depp and Julianne Moore may move pretty fast.

See the Tom Munro photo exhibition at 8445 Melrose Place in Los Angeles, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photos, from left: A portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio by Tom Munro. Justin Timberlake, left, greets Munro at the Melrose Place gallery entrance. Credit: Alex Berliner