Greg Gorman--Inside Life

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From images of rock concerts and anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the turbulent late 1960s to today's most recognizable faces from the motion picture and music worlds, Greg Gorman's unique, ever-evolving photographic style has cast modern America in a new light.

This collection of stunning black and white portraits presents a gallery of quirky, sometimes humorous, and always deeply personal portraits of luminaries from all walks of celebrity ...
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From images of rock concerts and anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the turbulent late 1960s to today's most recognizable faces from the motion picture and music worlds, Greg Gorman's unique, ever-evolving photographic style has cast modern America in a new light.

This collection of stunning black and white portraits presents a gallery of quirky, sometimes humorous, and always deeply personal portraits of luminaries from all walks of celebrity life--from the genteel Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles to the sensual Sophia Loren, and from a frisky Keanu Reeves to a pensive Ru Paul, this retrospective showcases three decades of movie and music legends as most readers have never before seen them.

Perhaps best known for his arresting celebrity portraiture, Gorman has also brought his playful, technically brilliant approach to successful advertising campaigns--such as the renowned award-winning L.A. Eyeworks series, for which he enlisted cult figures Divine, Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Patricia Hearst, John Waters, and David Hockney--as well as numerous magazine layouts, album covers, and music video and commercial direction. Gorman has also earned an international reputation; exhibitions of his fine art photography have toured the world, and his work appears frequently in publications such as Detour, Max, GQ, Elle, Vogue, and American Photo.

Born in Kansas City and trained in photojournalism and cinematography, Gorman's most visible efforts are connected with the American entertainment industry. The films for which he has generated graphics and publicity include Dances with Wolves, The Big Chill, Courage UnderFire, Speed, and Tootsie, among other critically and publicly acclaimed projects. Kevin Costner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Better Davis, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando, and Jessica Lange are but a few of the cinematic talents who have posed before Gorman's camera throughout the years.

With a fascinating introduction by Dave Fulton, who chronicles Gorman's career from an insider's perspective, and a delightfully chatty foreword by director John Waters, Greg Gorman Inside Life secures a place for the artist among the top personality photographers of our time.
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Exemplifying the blurring of lines between photojournalism, advertising, and art, these four collections of celebrity portraiture are less a record of high aesthetic achievement and more time capsules of the last decade's pop-culture infatuations. Observed side-by-side, the books highlight the photographers' individual styles and their strengths and weaknesses. Ritts's ability to capture his famous sitters' personalities at the height of expression reveal a self-consciousness in Corbijn's brooding, grainy portraits. But Ritts's Westonesque attempts at freezing the body as sculpture can seem pretentious next to LaChapelle's giddy, campy celebrations. Harkening back to the Hollywood photography of George Hurrell, Gorman's works stand apart for their simple elegance. The Gorman, LaChapelle, and Ritts books are all oversized and lavishly producedperhaps a drawback, as the box LaChapelle is shipped in will be immediately discarded and the many fold-outs in Ritts will undoubtedly tear. Ultimately, these volumes will be of most interest to fans of the sitters. Art libraries should have the Ritts bookthe official catalog of a controversial Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, retrospectiveand the LaChapelle, whose vividly colorful works express the most individual style, if not depth. Public libraries that already have Ritts's last collection Notorious, Bulfinch, 1992 can pass over this familiar work in favor of Gorman's genial portraits of today's stars.Eric Bryant, "Library Journal"
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  • ISBN-13: 9780847819980
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 12/16/1996
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 11.38 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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