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Albert Watson II

Best Of - Part 2

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Summary

The first part of our interview with Albert Watson is about the person behind the camera. This second part is about his photographic works.

Amongst other things, you will learn what the portrait of Alfred Hitchcock means to Albert Watson and why Hitchcock and Watson's father inspired him to photograph Mike Tyson.

Albert Watson also talks about the genesis of the first nude photograph of Kate Moss and the analogue portrait of Mick Jagger.

Comments

Pictures to remember...

The story of his first celebrity shooting with Alfred Hitchcock reminds me of the first shooting of David Lachapelle and Andy Warhol.

Artists really do inspire other artists.

It' s really amazing to listen to his stories... I think no expert will find the same words as the artist himself. The Mick Jagger picture is a perfect example for the perfect mistake.

From shoot to print... His comments about supervising the whole process... I could be a part for Adobe... just think about the concept of Lightroom.

Albert Watson a great photographer and really inspiring person.

Thank you FotoTV.

In this, the second part of

In this, the second part of the interview Mr. Watson guides us through the birth and circumstances in the creation of some well known images.
There is the iconic "portrait" of Mike Tyson, (only You don't see his face), Alfred Hitchcock holding a duck by the neck and so on...

Again what struck me with Mr. Watson was the clarity and lucidity of almost everything he talked about, be it the politics of fashion photography and why some editors might think his images are "too strong" and his subsequent understanding and acceptance of their view.
He is clearly a man who understands the business as well as the psychology of his collaborators.

I also enjoyed the fact that Mr. Watson, in contrast to some other well known figures clearly understands that technique is just a tool to achieve Your goal, be it analogue or digital...
No esoteric mumbo-jumbo about the imagined virtues of analogue by Mr. Watson.

He clearly just chooses the equipment best suited for his particular purposes for that specific situation...
Since Mr. Watson goes for different looks, logically he uses different equipment...