Albert Watson, Mick Jagger, Los Angeles (1992)
The picture was created for Rolling Stone magazine’s twenty-fifth anniversary issue. Initially, Watson photographed a leopard. He then used a marker to draw the animal’s outline on to the viewfinder of his camera and rewound the film in the camera and made an old-fashioned double exposure.

Fashion Photography: Albert Watson

We take a look at the work of the man who first photographed Kate Moss, naked, on her 18th birthday


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Albert Watson is one of the world's most successful and sought-after fashion and commercial photographers working today. Over the past thirty-five years his striking portraits have appeared on more than 250 covers of Vogue; he has produced photographs of many of the iconic figures of our time, including Kate Moss - whom he first photographed on a shoot in Marrakech on her 18th birthday - Naomi Campbell, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson and that shot of Mick Jagger.

More than simply a straightforward fashion photographer, Watson's images are informed by his work as a graphic designer and have a filmic quality; his work is often said to defy any simple categorisation as he bends and weaves different genres together.  

Watson was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal - in recognition of his sustained and significant contribution to photography - on 9 September 2010.


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Albert Watson, James Crump (2007)