Douglas Kirkland has worked on the sets of more than 100 motion pictures, including some of the most famous films of all time -- The Sound of Music, Out of Africa, 2001: A Space Odyssey and others (not to mention a few "B" movies like Four For Texas, which happens to star Frank Sinatra). In some cases he's on a set for as little as a week -- in others he can be there for a month or longer.
His best-known film work, however, came from James Cameron's recent epic Titanic. Kirkland spent more than 45 days shooting stills on the film set in locations that ranged from Nova Scotia to Mexico and created a book called James Cameron's Titanic -- which became the first photo book to ever reach the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list -- in both paper and hard cover. The book stayed on the bestseller's list for six months -- and half of that six months it was in the number one slot.