Wednesday, May 27, 2020

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER: ALBERT WATSON

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Albert Watson studied graphic design and he began his career in 1970 in Los Angeles, Albert’s distinctive style eventually caught the attention of American and European fashion magazines such as Mademoiselle, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar, which booked him for a shoot with Alfred Hitchcock. In 1976, Albert landed his first job for Vogue, and with his move to New York that same year, his career took off . Watson blending art, fashion and commercial photography into some of the most iconic images ever seen. The photographs create an aura that takes the viewer into the image but simultaneously demands a reverent distance. His striking photographs and stunning hand-made prints are featured in galleries and museums around the world. Over the years, Albert’s photographs have appeared on more than 100 covers of Vogue worldwide and been featured in countless other publications, from Rolling Stone to Time to Harper’s Bazaar many of the photos iconic fashion shots or portraits of rock stars, rappers, actors and other celebrities. Albert also has created the photography for hundreds of ad campaigns for major companies, such as Prada, the Gap, Levi’s, Revlon and Chanel. He has shot dozens of Hollywood movie posters, such as “Kill Bill” and “Memoirs of a Geisha,” and has also directed more than 100 television commercials. All the while, Albert has spent much of his time working on art projects for museum and gallery exhibitions.











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