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Aaron Eckhart Goes Behind the Camera as a Fashion Photographer

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He may have been all about fighting Batman in the The Dark Knight, but Aaron Eckhart tells PEOPLE that he has a new real life obsession — fashion photography! Having recently shot his first campaign for pal Molly Sims’ jewelry line, Eckhart tells PEOPLE at the line’s N.Y.C. launch last week that his new calling might be behind the lens. “I’m obsessed with it–it’s all I do,” he says. “That’s really the only thing I think about.” With magazines like French Vogue, Italian Vogue and L’Uomo Vogue as his inspirations, and famed photographers like Peter Lindbergh and Bruce Weber as his heroes, the easygoing actor says that capturing raw human emotions is what he’s most passionate about. “Straight-up fashion photography in the studio–that’s not what I necessarily aspire to, you know? I like to be outside, on location, making up stories,” he says. “That’s where my acting comes in.” So will the actor–who’s starring in an upcoming movie with Nicole Kidman later this year–turn photo pro? “I will if somebody asks me,” he says. “Hopefully I’ll do exhibitions and all that sort of stuff. I’m really just a photography geek. I just love to shoot.” —David Yi