CULTURE

Photos: Sad Keanu: An Encounter With Keanu Reeves, Poet


In his second book collaboration with the artist Alexandra Grant, the actor-turned-bard sings a moody, spiritual song. Is he a seer, or is he a siren? We meet him to find out.

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Photo by Davey Adesida. Produced by Biel Parklee. Photography Assistant: Jessica Imhoff.

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Davey Adesida

Photo by Davey Adesida. Produced by Biel Parklee. Photography Assistant: Jessica Imhoff.

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Photo by Davey Adesida. Produced by Biel Parklee. Photography Assistant: Jessica Imhoff.

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Photo by Davey Adesida. Produced by Biel Parklee. Photography Assistant: Jessica Imhoff.

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“Shadows.” Photo by Alexandra Grant.

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“Shadows.” Photo by Alexandra Grant.

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“Shadows.” Photo by Alexandra Grant.

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“Shadows.” Photo by Alexandra Grant.

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Shadow (6), after Keanu Reeves’s “Could you just let me out,” 2016. Courtesy of Steidl.

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Shadow (10), after Keanu Reeves’s “Everything as much as I can,” 2016. Courtesy of Steidl.

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Shadow (2), after Keanu Reeves’s “I can’t say all I wish to say,” 2016. Courtesy of Steidl.

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Shadow (14), after Keanu Reeves’s “What is past is present,” 2016. Courtesy of Steidl.