ALBERT WATSON by Matt Barnes
Albert Watson has made his mark as one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers since he began his career in 1970, blending art, fashion and commercial photography into some of the most iconic images ever seen.
DAVID BOWIE, CROSS, New York City, 1992
ANDY WARHOL, ‘The Terminator", New York City, 1985
CINDY CRAWFORD, Details Magazine, New York City, 1992
CARL LEWIS, THE TIGER, New York City, 1995
Born in Edinburgh in 1942, Albert immigrated in 1970 to the United States after studying graphic design in Dundee, and film and television at the Royal College of Art in London.
DREAMING, Pirelli Calendar 2019
KATE MOSS, Sun and Henna, Marrakech, 1993
CHRISTY TURLINGTON 'contact sheet and final print ' , New York City, 1990
JACK NICHOLSON, New York City, 1998
BIANCA E BLU, 1989
From portraits of Alfred Hitchcock and Steve Jobs, beauty shots of Kate Moss, artifacts of King Tutankhamen, Elvis Presley or the Apollo space missions, Albert’s diversity and body of work are unparalleled.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK, 1973
STEVE JOBS, Cupertino, California, 2006
NEIL ARMSTRONG'S LUNAR SUIT, Apollo 11, Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C ,1990
MONKEY WITH GUN, New York City , 1992
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.
BROOKE SHIELDS, Vogue Paris, November 1982
CATHERINE DENEUVE, Vogue Paris, March 1984
ARETHA FRANKLIN, Interview magazine 1986
NUMERO Berlin 5 Rot, F/W 2018UMA THURMAN, KILL BILL, original Polaroid, 2003
MICK JAGGER, Polarid, Interview magazine. 1985
Albert Watson 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.
CHLOE, Vogue Paris, 1979
HIGH HEELS, NewWork magazine, Issue No. 4, 2009
SEBASTIAN, ISSEY MIYAKE, New York City, 1989
LAETITIA CASTA & SERGEI POLUNIN, Pirelli Calendar, 2019
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, New York City, 2010
He has also spent much of his time working on personal and art projects for museum and gallery exhibitions.
ZANG ZIHI, Memoirs of a Geisha, Los Angeles, 2005
WARIS DIRIE, Ouarzazate, Morocco, 1993
OMAHYRA, Crown of Thorns, New York City, 2004
TERESA LOURENCO, ‘Frida Kahlo’ story, Marrakech, Vogue Germany, 1998
MISTY COPELAND, Miami, 2019 Pirelli Calendar,
Albert Watson has also published a wide variety of books and catalogs.
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