Photography can be both art and journalism. Jonathan Becker's work illustrates that idea. Vanity Fair has featured his memorable pictures since the magazine was revived in the early 1980s. The best of those photos are in a new book, "Jonathan Becker: 30 years at Vanity Fair."
Nicole Kidman, right, is seen with her ex-husband Tom Cruise.
Friends, filmmakers and actors, Matt Damon, left, and Ben Affleck seen in an undated photo by Jonathan Becker. Becker said on "CBS This Morning," that he took this "relaxed" photo of the famous friends. "I don't take too many pictures. That's very important," Becker said.
Asked what he's looking for when he takes pictures, Becker told "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose, "The key is not to know exactly what you're looking for because you never know what you're going to find, and if you think you know what you're looking for, then you won't find it.
Rudolph Giuliani, as seen in this photo from 1993.
Robert Mapplethorpe at an opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as seen in this photo from 1988.
Becker was, at one time, a cab driver. The photographer said the experience made him more alert. He said on "CTM," "In the '70s, it's dangerous and you pay attention. You grow antennae. You listen. I picked up all kinds of people who became subjects later, (I picked up) Andy Warhol."