Personality Portrait, Commercial and Fine Art Photographer, USA
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. A book is forthcoming on his award winning l.a. Eyeworks campaign and currently Mr. Gorman is in production on a book tentatively titled In Their Youth: Early Portraits, which incorporates forty years of unpublished work. These releases will join his previously published books 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.
Mr. Gorman has been recognized for his contribution to the world of photography as well as his charitable works by The Aids Healthcare Foundation, Focus on Aids, The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation, Vox/Out Voices of Style + Design, PETA, Angel Art, Pacific Design Center Stars of Design, and PawsLA.
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.
Other Industry Affiliations: Canon Explorer of Light, Epson Stylus Pro