Kinda cool, huh?
About Chris Buck's work from Slate:
In essence, Buck plays a game of hide-and-seek with his famous subjects, inviting them to hide for 30 seconds while he takes the portrait. Buck shot about 75 percent of the images in Presence piggybacking on assignments and asking the celebrity if they would be interested in being part of the project. The other images, including those of Cindy Sherman and Chuck Close, were set up entirely for the project. Buck has signed witness statements for each image that testify to the fact that the celebrity was in fact present for the shoot.
“I was having a rough patch with work and trying to build some interest,” said Buck about his inspiration for Presence. “People want to work with creative people, so I thought about doing something really outside the box … and it landed really, really outside the box.”