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'Frozen'

Albert Watson

A Retrospective

29 July to 22 October 2006

Open 10am to 5pm (Mon to Sat)

Admission £5.00 (£3.50 concession, £14 family)

City Art Centre

 Market Street, Edinburgh

Alfred Hitchcock

Photograph by Albert Watson.  Title: Alfred Hitchcock

© Copyright: Albert Watson
Reproduced with acknowledgement  to Edinburgh City Art Centre

 

The Photographer

Albert Watson made his mark as one of the world’s most successful fashion and commercial photographers during the last 35 years, while creating his own art along the way.

His striking images have appeared on more than 250 covers of Vogue and been featured in countless other publications, from Rolling Stone to Time - many of the photos, iconic portraits of celebrities, such as Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger and Johnny Depp.

Albert Watson was the Royal Photographer for Prince Andrew’s wedding to Sarah Ferguson and is an official photographer for His Majesty Mohammed VI of Morocco. Yet in his native Scotland, Albert Watson is not well known.

'Frozen' will be his first major exhibition in the city of his birth. The show will span 3 floors of the City Art Centre, and will feature Watson’s private photographic artwork alongside his better-known commercial images.

Watson was born in Edinburgh (but see below) and studied in Dundee and London before getting his big break with Max Factor shortly after settling in the United States.

City Art Centre press release for the exhibition.

For further information, please call: 0131 529 3993

Penicuik and Edinburgh

It was actually in Penicuik, about ten miles south of Edinburgh, that Albert Watson was born, though he did attend school in Edinburgh.

He described Penicuik, when he lived there, as a town populated by paper makers and coal miners.

Talk by Albert Watson at Beyond Words bookshop on July 29, 2006.

Glasgow, Dundee and  USA

Watson took his first photos of Calton Hill and Princes Street in  Edinburgh as a schoolboy. 

He studied at Glasgow and Dundee before moving to Los Angeles in 1970 and working for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Vogue, Time and Newsweek.

The photos in Watson's exhibition range from 2.5m x 6m portraits to his personal Polaroid collection.

The Metro: Photography Review:  August 2, 2006

 

The Exhibition

These memorable images by Watson, were featured in an article in the Edinburgh Evening News on February 13, 2006:

-  Golden Boy

-  Mick Jagger, beneath leopard print camouflage

-  Johnny Depp

-  David Bowie

-  Alfred Hitchcock (see above).

Watson's support for SNPC

Albert Watson has demonstrated his support for the proposed Scottish National Photography Centre by offering to donate some of his works.

 

Edinburgh Evening News:  February 13, 2006, p.26.

 

Albert Watson

At 'Beyond Words', Edinburgh's photographic bookshop

 on the Opening Day of the his Exhibition in Edinburgh

Saturday, July 29, 2006   -  3.00pm to 4.00pm

The photos below were taken inside Beyond Words, Edinburgh's specialist photographic bookshop since 1998.

Albert Watson returns to Edinburgh to gave a talk on his photography and sign books.

 

Albert Watson  -  1

 Albert Watson giving a talk on his photography at 'Beyond Words' book shop on the opening day of his exhibition in Edinburgh  -  July 29, 2006

© Peter Stubbs  -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                            Photograph taken:  July 29, 2006

Albert Watson  -  2

Albert Watson giving a talk on his photography at 'Beyond Words' book shop on the opening day of his exhibition in Edinburgh  -  July 29, 2006

© Peter Stubbs  -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                          Photograph taken:  July 29, 2006

Albert Watson (left) and Neil McIlwraith (right) owner of 'Beyond Words'

 Albert Watson giving a talk on his photography at 'Beyond Words' book shop on the opening day of his exhibition in Edinburgh  -  July 29, 2006  AND   Neil McIlwraith, owner of 'Beyond Words' bookshop

© Peter Stubbs  -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                          Photograph taken:  July 29, 2006

 

 

'Beyond Words'

The Edinburgh book shop, 'Beyond Words', specialises in photographic and photographically illustrated books.

In recent years 'Beyond Words' has arranged a number of book launches and other events involving prominent photographers.

The 'Beyond Words' web site gives further details of past events and forthcoming events.

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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