Acclaimed Photographer & X-Rite Coloratti Greg Gorman has been setting industry trends for the last 40 years. From his early work on motion pictures such as Tootsie and Scarface, to his iconic advertising campaigns, his vision and images have set the standard for celebrity portraiture. In this video Greg takes us through a live portrait shoot and describes his process for conceiving and producing his work, reviews some of his lighting philosophies and explains why and how X-Rite color management solutions have been instrumental to his success. This video was shot at his gorgeous oceanfront home and studio in Mendocino, California, where he also hosts intimate workshops four to six times per year.
Greg Gorman’s work documents that peculiar obsession of the 20th century celebrity. His photography is timeless and not confined to has-beens, hot properties, and wannabes. Each shot gives a picture of human nature in its infinite range. Each picture is also a testament to the individual character. "For me a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all the questions," says Gorman, "and it leaves something to the imagination." For over four decades, Greg Gorman has continued to master the art of photography. From personality portraits and advertising campaigns to magazine layouts and fine art work, Greg has developed and showcased a discriminating and unique style in his profession.
Besides traveling the world for specialized photographic projects, Mr. Gorman continues to work on compilations of his imagery. He recently published In Their Youth: Early Portraits, which incorporates forty years of unpublished work. Previously published books include Greg Gorman Volume I, Greg Gorman Volume II, Inside Life, Perspectives, As I See It, Just Between Us and a book of Mr. Gorman’s platinum prints entitled Odes to Pindar, published by The Journal of the 21st Century.
Born in 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, Greg attended the University of Kansas from 1967-69 with a major in photojournalism. He completed his studies at the University of Southern California, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in cinematography in 1972. He currently divides his time between his homes in Los Angeles and Mendocino, California.