About the Author
Scottish-born Albert Watson has created images for hundreds of successful advertising campaigns such as Gap, Levi s, Revlon and Chanel, and has directed more than 500 TV commercials and shot dozens of posters for major Hollywood movies such as Kill Bill, Memoirs of a Geisha and The Da Vinci Code. Watson s photographs have been featured at museums and galleries worldwide including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany. Photo District News named Watson one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, together with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn among others, and he has won numerous awards including a Lucie Award, a Grammy Award, and three ANDY Awards from Carnegie Mellon University. Watson s previous books are Cyclops (1994), Maroc (1998) and Albert Watson (2007).