New photos of Heath Ledger sold as NFT — for charity

Memories of Heath Ledger live on in a newly released collection of photographs.

The late actor, who died in 2008 at the age of 28, is the subject of a fundraiser to donate to a non-profit organization set up in his honor. Fans can support the Heath Ledger Foundation, which supports Australian actors abroad, to purchase exclusive images of Ledger.

The limited-edition NFT features intimate photographs and rare portraits taken by Ledger’s sister, Naomi Watts, who dated him from 2002 to 2004. Ben’s photos have been used in campaigns for brands such as Polo Ralph Her Lauren and The Gap. He has also contributed to the editorial dissemination of various magazines. The photographer met his Ledger through his sister.

The photo shows Ledger doing a handstand with a skateboard. Here are the captions:

Another photo from that day is called “No Permission” and tells the story of Ledger and Ben sneaking into the location of the photo.

The caption read, “Spontaneous moment on the LA River.” “Heath and Ben didn’t have permission to be there, so they just ‘found’ the way. ”

The deceased actor is also seen surfing and kissing the puppy’s head in pre-sale preview images.

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Available September 14th, 2022, winning bidders will receive an NFT plus a fine art print signed by Ben or an exclusive print magazine featuring never-before-seen photographs collected. receive.

The Heath Ledger Foundation awards scholarships to emerging Australian actors, alongside past winners such as Bella Heathcote and Cody Fern. The winner will be offered cash prizes, professional career his training, and support in Hollywood. Past judges have included Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon and Naomi Watts.

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Naomi paid tribute to ex-boyfriend Ledger on the 10th anniversary of his death in 2018.

The actress shared a photo of the deceased actor taken by Ben on Instagram, calling him a “beautiful soul.”

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“I think of this beautiful soul today. “He had character, strength, humor and talent. I will never forget his kind spirit. #heathledger @wattsupphoto,” Watts, then 53, wrote.

Ledger was found dead in his apartment on January 22, 2008. he was 28 years old. A toxicology report revealed that his system was laced with a deadly prescription drug. Ledger was bequeathed to his then-partner Williams and his only child, Matilda, now 12.

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