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UFO: Albert Watson Hardcover – November 1, 2010
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About the Author
Albert Watson is a widely published photographer with more than 200 Vogue covers and 40 Rolling Stone covers to his credit. Born in Scotland, he lives in New York City.
Gail Buckland is an author, educator, and curator of photography. Among her many accomplishments, she was photographic consultant to former Vice President Al Gore for An Inconvenient Truth, and she created the bestselling American Century with Harold Evans and Kevin Baker.
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The book focusses mainly on Watson's beauty and fashion work, from catalogues shot in the early seventies to editorial shoots for the world's best magazines such as Italian, French, German and British Vogue, Interview, Elle and Rolling Stone. Much of the published work, such as that for Stern and Per Lui, may well be previously unknown to international readers. There are casually chic mises en scene and elaborate studio set-ups; stark, graphic and incisive studies; sumptuous nudes. The mood moves from edgy to romantic, lush and saturated to the rigorously ascetic, sculptural to painterly. The range is extraordinary, yet the book has a coherence of vision that is remarkable.
There are memorable portraits here too, of the beautiful and famous, and also of unknowns and even cars (Watson's wonderful images of automobiles always feel more like portraiture than anything else). There is much for the star spotter to enjoy; Michael Jackson, Liv Tyler, David Bowie, Uma Thurman, Beyoncé, Sean Penn, Cate Blanchett, Prince, Jack Nicholson, John Travolta and Johnny Depp have never looked so good... a personal favourite of Joan Didion's hands is supremely elegant.
Watson also makes still lives to rival Penn.Read more ›