20. Albert Watson

In this episode, Albert Watson shares his Photographic Memory: a fashion image he took as part of a campaign for Blumarine in Miami in 1989.

Albert is one of the most prolific artists of the last century as he blends art, fashion and commercial photography to create stark, powerful images. His celebrity portraits include Alfred Hitchcock, Steve Jobs, Kate Moss, Prince, Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger with his work featuring on more than 100 covers of Vogue. His accolades also include an OBE from the Queen, a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society and even a Grammy.

Albert turned 80 this year and his career spans nearly 60 years. In the conversation he covers his education in Scotland and his later move to Los Angeles and then New York City, where he currently resides.

Instagram: @albertwatsonphotography

Website: Albert Watson


03:56: Albert’s photographic memory – An image as part of a fashion campaign for the brand Blue Marine in Miami in 1989.

03:31 Photo of Jack Nicholson by Albert Watson New York City, 1998

03:31 Photograph of Michael Jackson in 1992 by Albert Watson

08:24 Malcolm X Fashion Story by Albert Watson in 1992

12:45 Photo of Mick Jagger and the Leopard by Albert, 1992

19:47 Photo of Gigi Hadid by Albert Watson in 2019

21:15 Photo of Prince by Albert Watson, 2004

22:13 Album artwork of Mason Profit ‘Come and Gone’ by Albert

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