Albert Watson has made his mark as one of the world’s most successful fashion and commercial photographers during the last four decades, while creating his own art along the way. Over the years, his striking images have appeared on more than 250 covers of Vogue around the world and have been featured in countless other publications, from Rolling Stone to Time to Vibe many of the photographs iconic portraits of rock stars, rappers, actors and other celebrities. Albert was the ofﬁcial Royal Photographer for Prince Andrew’s wedding to Sarah Ferguson.
Albert also has created the photography for hundreds of successful advertising campaigns for major corporations, such as the Gap, Levis, Revlon and Chanel, and he has directed more than 600 TV commercials. This time, he choose to present his recent and never seen nudes.
Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Albert studied graphic design at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, and lilm and television at the Royal College of Art in London. Though blind in one eye since birth, Albert studied photography as part of his curriculum. On 1970, he moved to the United States with his wife, Elizabeth, who got a job as an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, where Albert began shooting photos, mostly as a hobby.
Later that year, Albert was introduced to an art director at Max Factor, who offered him his ﬁrst session, from which the company bought two shots. Albert’s distinctive style eventually caught the attention of American and European fashion magazines such as Mademoiselle, GQ and Harper’s Bazaar, and he began commuting between Los Angeles and New York. On 1976, Albert landed his ﬁrst job for Vogue, and his move to New York in the same year shilted his career into high gear.
Albert Watson, Exposed
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