PenicuikGREATS

From a Penicuik Community Development Trust exhibition of Penicuik Greats in Penicuik Town Hall on 2 February 2008

Updated for a new exhibition by the Trust featuring  Albert Watson in Penicuik Town Hall on 14 April 2012

Raised in Penicuik, Albert Watson (born 1942) is one of the most influential and sought-after fashion and commercial photographers working today.

His instantly recognisable portraits feature many iconic figures of fashion and popular culture including Kate Moss, Jack Nicholson, Mike Tyson and Alfred Hitchcock, and his photographs have featured on over 250 covers of Vogue alongside publications such as Rolling Stone, The Face & Arena, as well as in major commercial campaigns for clients that range from Levi’s to Chanel. His is the historic image of Steve Jobs chosen for Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography.

Among Watson's own artistic projects are powerful large-format photographs of Las Vegas dominatrixes, meditative still-lifes and dramatic American landscapes.

         

 

 

ALBERT WATSON

photographed by Takeshi Hanzawa, 1997
”Thank God for Albert Watson. If you were to pick up your Websters and look up "generous" you'd probably find a photo of this famous Scotsman. Albert is a natural and giving teacher and not the type to leave out the ingredient that sweetens the pie either. His photographs are signature, classical and bold, and in our world of manipulation, Albert prefers the enlargers and the trays. Rolling Stone Twenty Fifth Anniversary Issue: Mick Jagger, the leopard ... HOW THE HELL DID HE DO THAT? His portraits are impenetrable, they capture the strength of his subjects and are a lesson in form and design. If you ever have a chance to see a Watson print, count on being humbled and inspired, for he is truly a master.” - Mark Seliger

 

 

 

This image by Albert Watson for Memoirs of a Geisha  

- Penicuik Cinema’s presentation here in the Town Hall

on Sunday 10th February 2008 at 7.30 pm.

Record of a Penicuik Community Development Trust exhibition of Penicuik Greats in Penicuik Town Hall on 2 February 2008

Updated for a new exhibition by the Trust featuring  Albert Watson in Penicuik Town Hall on 14 April 2012.

acknowledging the many photographs more fully displayed in Albert Watson Inc website

2006 Edinburgh bookshop image of Albert Watson more fully displayed in Beyond Words at the EPS website

For Mark Seliger text & Takeshi Hanzawa photograph of Albert Watson see Photo District News Anniversary

see the essay by Karl-Peter Gottschalk 1995 on Albert Watson’s working methods and publication of his books

Albert Watson portrait of Steve Jobs on cover of Walter Isaacson’s biography 2012 see Steve Jobs The Biography website

 

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