Breaunna, Las vegas, Albert Watson

ALBERT WATSON

Albert Watson has made his mark as one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers since 1970, blending art, fashion and commercial photography into some of the most iconic images ever seen. From portraits of Alfred Hitchcock and Steve Jobs, beauty shots of Kate Moss, to Las Vegas landscapes and still-life photographs of King Tutankhamen artifacts, Watson’s diversity and body of work are unparalleled.

Albert Watson striking photographs and stunning hand-made prints are featured in galleries and museums around the globe. The photo industry bible, Photo District News, named Albert one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, among others.


“Creativity is never too contrived.”

Albert Watson


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15th-Century Aztec Fan, New York City, 1990 by Albert Watson

Edition of 25, Archival pigment print.

Kirsten Owen, Paris 1989 by Albert Watson

Available in 3 sizes, Archival pigment print.

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Monkey with gun by Albert Watson

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Nadege, Paris, 1990 by Albert Watson

Edition of 25, Archival pigment print.

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Breaunna in Cat Mask, Las Vegas Hilton, 2001 by Albert Watson

Edition of 10, Archival pigment print

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Omahyra by Albert Watson

Available in 3 sizes, Archival pigment print.

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Dogs in Car, Las Vegas, 2000 by Albert Watson

Edition of 25,

Available in 3 sizes, archival pigment print.

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Prince, Cleveland 2004 by Albert Watson

Ed 25, archival pigment print. Available in 3 sizes.

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Charlotte in Prada blouse, Milan, Italy, 1989 by Albert Watson

Edition of 10, archival pigment print. Available in 3 sizes.

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Jack Nicholson by Albert Watson

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Steve Jobs by Albert Watson

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Darth Vader by Albert Watson

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Sean Penn by Albert Watson

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Waris by Albert Watson

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Laetitia Casta by Albert Watson

Pirelli Calendar 2019

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Behind the Scenes

Kate Moss, Marrakech, Morocco, 1993 by Albert Watson

Edition of 25, archival pigment print.

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Elvis Presleys Gold lame suit Graceland by Albert Watson  Price on request

Elvis Presleys Gold lame suit Graceland by Albert Watson

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Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London, 1989 by Albert Watson  Edition of 25, archival pigment print  Price on request

Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London, 1989 by Albert Watson

Edition of 25, archival pigment print

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Turlington smoking by Albert Watson

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Monkey with hat by Albert Watson

Edition 10, Silver Gelatin, 51x61cms,

Edition 10 (archival pigment), 107x142cms,

Michael Jackson II, New York City, by Albert Watson 1999

Edition 10, 142x66cms


King Casey, New York City by Albert Watson 1992:”

Edition 25, 61x76cm

Edition 10, 107x142cm (only three left)

Michael Jackson III, New York City, by Albert Watson 1999

Edition 10, 142x79cms, $12500;

Edition 5, 190.5x107cms

More about Albert Watson

Albert Watson’s iconic fashion photography and portraits of famous people like Steve Jobs, David Bowie, Alfred Hitchcock, Kate Moss, Sade, and Tupac Shakur have become part of our culture’s visual language—Watson has taken some of the most instantly recognizable portraits of the last 45 years. But those photos make up just a small part of his vast body of work. Watson’s diversity and body of work are unparalleled.

Albert has won numerous honors, including a Lucie Award, a Grammy Award, three Andys, a Der Steiger Award, a Hasselblad Masters Award; and the Centenary Medal, a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society. Queen Elizabeth II awarded the Scotsman an Order of the British Empire(OBE)in June 2015 for his lifetime contribution to the art of photography.

Born in 1942 and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Albert studied graphic design at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, and film 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. 

In 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 met an art director at Max Factor, who offered him his first test 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, which booked him for a shoot with Alfred Hitchcock, the first celebrity Albert ever photographed. Soon after, Albert began commuting between Los Angeles and New York, and in 1975, he won a Grammy for the photography on the cover of the Mason Proffit album“Comeand Gone.” 

In 1976, Albert landed his first job for Vogue, and with his move to New York that same year, his career took off.

Albert’s visual language follows his own distinctive rules and concepts of quality. With their brilliance, urgency, even grandeur, his photographs stand out so clearly against the world of today’s images. His way of lighting subjects, especially the fetish objects and portraits, creates a nearly meditative atmosphere in the photographs. 

Without a doubt, Albert Watson is an artist who greatly enriches our perception with his unique photographic view. Though the wide variety of his images reflects an effortless versatility, they are nevertheless identifiable as Albert Watson photographs by their sheer power and technical virtuosity whether it’s a shot of a forest in Scotland, a Yohji Yamamoto dress on a supermodel, a close-up of the spacesuit worn by Astronaut Alan Shepard on the moon, or the iconic black and white portrait of Steve Jobs. 

This single-minded commitment to perfection has made Albert one of the world’s most sought-after photographers.

Albert has always been a workaholic. The archives at his studio in Manhattan are filled with millions of images and negatives, on which world-famous magazines and companies can be read. His studio, also used as a personal gallery, is filled with extraordinarily large-format photographs, many taken in Las Vegas. At first glance these landscapes, interiors and portraits take the viewer by surprise with their soft, filtered range of colors. But even in his new creations, Albert stays true to himself. The photographs create an aura that takes the viewer into the image but simultaneously demands a reverent distance.

Over the years, Albert’s photographs have appeared on more than 100 covers of Vogue worldwide and been featured in countless other publications, from Rolling Stone to Time to Harper’s Bazaar many of the photos iconic fashion shots or portraits of rock stars, rappers, actors and other celebrities.

Albert also has created the photography for hundreds of ad campaigns for major companies, such as Prada, the Gap, Levi’s, Revlon and Chanel. He has shot dozens of Hollywood movie posters, such as“KillBill” and“Memoirsof a Geisha,” and has also directed more than 100 television commercials. 

Albert Watson has spent much of his time working on art projects for museum and gallery exhibitions, which feature his well-known portraits and fashion photographs, along with powerful shots from his travels and interests, such as a snake charmer in Morocco, a dominatrix in Las Vegas or the dramatic mountains on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. 

Albert has published five books:“Cyclops”(1994,Bullfinch);“Maroc”(Rizzoli,1998);"AlbertWatson”(Phaidon,2007);"StripSearch"(PQBlackwell/Chronicle 2010); and"UFO:Unified Fashion Objectives"(PQBlackwell/Abrams 2010.) His latest book,“Kaos,”was published by Taschen in the fall 2017.

Since 2004, Albert Watson has had solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art in Milan, Italy; the KunstHausWien in Vienna, Austria; the City Art Centre in Edinburgh; the FotoMuseum in Antwerp, Belgium; the NRW Forum in Dusseldorf, Germany; the Forma Galleria in Milan; Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden; Germany; and the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow. 

A major retrospective, with a new body of work Albert shot in Benin, Africa, was shown at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany, in 2013. 

Albert’s photographs have also been featured in many group museum shows, including at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Deichtorhallen. 

His photographs are included in the permanent collections at the National Portrait Gallery, 

the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the Scottish Parliament, the Deichtorhallen, the Multimedia Art Museum, and the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, among others.