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in focus Galerie : Magic of Photography : Greg Gorman

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in focus Galerie will remain closed until the opening of the next exhibition with platinum-palladium prints by the great Swiss master of photography René Groebli on August 29th. In the meantime Anja Maria and Burkhard Arnold continue their series “Magic of Photography” with photographs from the gallery’s holdings. Here is Greg Gorman. It was thanks to Andy Warhol, among others, that Greg Gorman became one of the hottest celebrity photographers in the United States. For his magazine “Interview” – the world’s first lifestyle magazine – he shot more than 20 cover photos in the 1980s. Photos that carried Gorman’s style out into the world: this perfect synthesis of light and shadow, this earthy mix of man and myth. There are few film and pop stars who have not been portrayed by Gorman in the course of their careers. Actors are used to taking poses, following directions. The exact opposite, however, is what photographer Gorman demands from them. Therefore, he often focuses on the person’s eyes and not on facial expressions or gestures. Gorman had almost all the great actors in front of the lens and made it onto...

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