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, Kate Moss, Marrakech (1993)

1 / 12 Albert Watson, Kate Moss, Marrakech (1993)

Albert Watson, Italian Vogue, Mauritius (1985)

2 / 12 Albert Watson, Italian Vogue, Mauritius (1985)

Albert Watson, Leslie Navajas, Miami, Florida (1989)

3 / 12 Albert Watson, Leslie Navajas, Miami, Florida (1989)

Albert Watson, Giselle, Paris (1990)

4 / 12 Albert Watson, Giselle, Paris (1990)

Albert Watson, Near Abilene, Texas (1987)

5 / 12 Albert Watson, Near Abilene, Texas (1987)

Albert Watson, Italian Harper's Bazaar, New York (1981)

6 / 12 Albert Watson, Italian Harper's Bazaar, New York (1981)

Albert Watson, Leslie Weiner, Royal College of Art, London (1989)

7 / 12 Albert Watson, Leslie Weiner, Royal College of Art, London (1989)

Albert Watson, Naomi Campbell, Palm Springs, California (1989)

8 / 12 Albert Watson, Naomi Campbell, Palm Springs, California (1989)

Albert Watson, Gabrielle Reece and Michaela Bercu, Pasadena, California (1989)

9 / 12 Albert Watson, Gabrielle Reece and Michaela Bercu, Pasadena, California (1989)

Albert Watson, Christy Turlington, New York (1990)

10 / 12 Albert Watson, Christy Turlington, New York (1990)

Albert Watson, Mick Jagger, Los Angeles (1992)

11 / 12 Albert Watson, Mick Jagger, Los Angeles (1992)

Albert Watson, Kate Moss, Marrakech (1993)

12 / 12 Albert Watson, Kate Moss, Marrakech (1993)


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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