Greg Gorman and his black and white portraits of celebrities
Greg Gorman and his black and white portraits of celebrities known to everyone who enjoys photography. Special formulation of the light and the sharp contrast of his pictures began to Gorman trademark. Unlike other Hollywood celebrities, Greg managed to gain fame in this city with the help of photographic art.
Greg Gorman was born in 1949 in Kansas city, Missouri. He studied at the University of Kansas at the faculty of photojournalism in 1972 received a master’s degree in fine arts majoring in art at the University of southern California. Now lives and works in Los Angeles and Mendocino, California.
Career fotografa came to Greg Gorman itself, because he learned to make movies. One day in 1968 he photographed Jimi Hendrix at his concert a couple of weeks of Jim Morrison. These two black-and-white portrait of him so much that he decided to devote to photography all his life. He studied at the University and friends persuaded him not to leave the cinema. This diploma gave him access to the set and the celebrities he photographed.
Since the camera lens of Greg Gorman has got a lot of actors and musicians, he’s not an Opera singer not worthy of his attention. Among the black-and-white photographs of his work can be found portraits of Marlon Brando, sir Anthony Hopkins, Sophia Loren, al Pacino, Barbara, Streisand, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, brad pitt, keira Knightley, Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Kim Basinger, John Travolta, Elton John, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Morrissey, John Miera, Bette Midler, grace Jones and Frank Zappa. On the website mportret you can do the same portraits with the faces of their friends and loved ones.
Particularly noteworthy are the photosincluded in the book «In Their Youth» and «Framed,» previously unpublished portraits of Andy Warhol, Iman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Viggo Mortensen, johnny Depp, Rupert Everett, Keanu Reeves, Mark Wahlberg, Jude law and Tom cruise.
Greg Gorman has worked on advertising campaigns for the movies «pirates of the Caribbean», «Tutsi» and the winning film Key Art Award «pearl Harbor» and many others. For the joint project of Disney and American tourism Association Greg traveled all over America for 45 days, removing life 50 States. The result was the video «We the People.»