‘Greg Gorman is the only person I’d let photograph my corpse’, said filmmaker John Waters. Unusual praise for a portrait photographer, but perhaps understandable for one so adept at producing contemporary icons.
Born in Kansas, Greg Gorman is a sophisticated and urbane fine-art photographer who is in the enviable position of having photographed such stage, film and music personalities as Sophia Loren, Al Pacino and Michael Jackson.
“For me a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all the questions and it leaves something to be desired. I like each picture that I take to be a testament to the individual character of my subject.”