UFO: Albert Watson
di Gail Buckland
UFO. Unified Fashion Objectives: Albert Watson
One of the world’s most successful photographers, Albert Watson is known for graphic, sculptural images that capture the essence of people, places, and things. His has been a career of unparallelled productivity, ranging from fashion to iconic portraits to reportage. His first book, Cyclops, published in 1994, established him as a leading photographic talent who combined a brilliant vision with extreme technical excellence.
UFO—which stands for Unified Fashion Objectives—presents a 40-year retrospective of Watson’s best work, pulled from his vast archive. In its pages, a memorable era of style, beauty, fashion, personality, and power is captured for posterity. UFO is a landmark publishing event from one of the world’s greatest photographers.
This retrospective of Albert Watson's (*1942) best photos from the past four decades reflects a history of an era, capturing cultural aspects such as design, fashion and beauty as well as their protagonists.
Through his carreer that has lastet more than 40 years, the scottish photographer portrayed various moviestars, musicians or politicians for magazines and made more than 250 covers for Vogue magazine.
Although graphically constructed, his pictures still reveal the soul of the person or object portrayed, while seeming like sculptures at the same time. One of his special abilities is to find the defining difference in his motives. For the catalogue "UFO - Unified Fashion Objectives", a special selection was compiled to present Watson's special abilities as a photographer, chosen from a huge archive.
"The photographs by Albert Watson show harmony and empathy. They are inspired by art itself, by landscaped, books, architecture and natural artefacts. Watson always builds new connections that build on his own experiences and observations." (G. Buckland)
- Designed by Werner Jeker
Veste editoriale: Cartonato + Cofanetto
Immagini a colori: 350