Art & Design

September 11, 2017

From Vegas to the Moon: the Photos of Albert Watson

Plus his portraits of Michael Jackson, Alfred Hitchcock, Steve Jobs and more

  • Written by Amuse Team

His photos have graced over 100 Vogues, he’s shot campaigns for Prada and Chanel and done portraits of Bowie, Mossy and Prince. But a new book of works by Scottish photographer Albert Watson shows he was more than just celebrity, magazines and fashion.

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Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit from First Moonwalk © Albert Watson, 2017

KAOS, a new retrospective of his career shows sexy nudes, eerie cityscapes, rugged landscapes and his still lives of iconic outfits, from Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk NASA space suit to Elvis’s gaudy golden lamé suit. There are also previously unpublished Polaroids from his personal archives. Delve deep and discover the many worlds of Watson.

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Cindy Sherman Polaroid, New York City, 1994 © Albert Watson, 2017

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Main image: The God Sign Route 15, Las Vegas, 2001 © Albert Watson, 2017

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