Saturday, July 7, 2012

Twelve, New York 1978

Scottish photographer Albert Watson has been a leading figure in fashion photography for close to four decades. Watson's body of work includes over 100 international Vogue covers and contributions to publications including US Harper Bazaar, Mademoiselle, GQ, Rolling Stone, Time and of course, Vogue. Watson studied graphic design and film and television at in Scotland and London, and though he was blind from birth in one eye, this did not dissuade him from pursuing photography as part of his curriculum. Watson emigrated to the US in 1970 and his photographic talents were utilised by Max Factor cosmetics, which generated further interest from American and European publications. In 1976, Watson landed his first gig at American Vogue and moved to New York shortly thereafter where his career took full flight.

Over the years, Watson has created some of the most iconic fashion images of models including Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. Along with his commissioned works, Watson also devoted his energies to personal projects including a series of portraits of leading models from the 70s, entitled Twelve, New York 1978. The black and white portraits features the timeless beauty of models of the day including Lisa Taylor, Beverly Johnson, Patti Hansen, Apollonia Van Ravenstein, Dayle Haddon and Lisa Cooper.

Lisa Taylor
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Elaine Grove
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Beverly Johnson
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Lisa Cooper
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Linda Hutton
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Debbie Dickinson
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Mike Edwards
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Patti Hansen
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Apollonia Van Ravenstein
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Nina
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Dayle Haddon
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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Heloise
Twelve, New York 1978
Photographer - Albert Watson
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2 comments:

  1. Great photos! Loved working with Albert Watson!

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  2. They're all gorgeously photographed, but my favorite is Debbie Dickinson. She's just so jaw-droppingly beautiful!

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