Greg Gorman has been a force to be reckoned with in the world of celebrity photography since the early eighties. He came up in a group that included Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Paul Jasmin and Bruce Weber. He was the classic one. His portraits were always clear and crisp; It was easy to spot his work. The black and white work seemed to extend the tonal range towards the left and right – his mid-tones are right about zone 6. It was largely a West Coast school – though he came from Kansas. Jasmin had been an actor/model, Herb grew up on the westside of LA – Greg was a tall, rugged looking kid from Kansas who had the right style and the right approach for the time. He also had longevity – it’s been a great 40-year run and he’s climbed all the peaks in the business. His list of good friends includes everyone cool in Hollywood.
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