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.
Although he studied photojournalism in college, it was circumstance rather than clear direction that took Mr. Gorman into photography as a profession. It all began with a series of images taken at rock concerts in the late 60's. Afterwards, he "made the rounds" in Los Angeles until he got noticed.
Mr. Gorman's fine art aestetic is evidenced in his spectacular portraits in his published work Greg Gorman, Volume One. It features stark black and white personality portraits in addition to his more personal work with male and female nudes. Inside Life, a retrospective of Mr. Gorman's work from 1968-1996, was released by Rozzoli International Publishers in 1996.
An exhibition of Mr. Gorman's work is currently on view at the Galerie Claire Fontaire in Luxemberg, and he has an upcoming exhibition in November at the Special Photographers Company in London.
Mr. Gorman's prevailing philosophy that life itself is art is unmistakable, whether he is directing his camera at fine art, advertising or editorial material.