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Albert Watson original Polaroid “Junko Matsuda Handbag, Miami, 1996,” featured in Albert’s book “Kaos” (Taschen, 2017).

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Albert Watson photograph “Henry Rollins, Woodstock II Music Festival, Saugerties, N.Y., 1994.” Albert took this photo exactly 25 years ago, and 25 years after the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. Albert set up a makeshift studio behind the main stage at Woodstock II, shooting dozens of musicians/singers over three days, from Green Day to Metallica to Aerosmith and many others. Henry Rollins, originally of Black Flag fame, ripped off his shirt to reveal this massive tattoo.

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Albert Watson photograph “CCCP Airplane Glasses, Moscow, 1988,” from a shoot for Stern magazine.

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Albert Watson photograph “Michaela Bercu, New Mexico, 1988,” from a shoot for Blumarine.

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Albert Watson photograph “Alfred Hitchcock, Los Angeles, 1973.” It’s Hitchcock’s birthday today, born Aug. 13, 1899. This photo is an outtake from Albert’s shoot with the director. (Swipe left to see the more well-known photo from the series.) Hitchcock was the first big celebrity Albert ever photographed, and Albert was newly out of film school at the Royal College of Art in London. So, the chance to photograph one of the greatest directors of all time was a huge opportunity and honor. And after the shoot, they sat down and had tea together. One of the portraits ran in the Christmas/holiday issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine with the headline: “Alfred Hitchcock Cooks His Goose.”

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Albert Watson photograph “Charlotte Flossaut in Prada, Milan, Italy, 1988.”

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Albert Watson photograph “Charlene Short, London, 1988,” originally shot for Blumarine.

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Albert Watson photograph “Whitney Houston, New York City, 1993,” an outtake from a cover shoot for Rolling Stone magazine. Albert had also photographed Whitney years earlier when she worked as a fashion model before her singing career. Whitney would have been 56 today!

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Albert Watson original Polaroid “Man in Wheel, New York City, 1996.”

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Albert Watson photograph “Joan Chen, New York City, 1990,” originally shot for Vogue (U.S.) Albert took this photo not long after the release of the Bertolucci film “The Last Emperor,” in which Joan starred.

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Albert Watson photograph “Lisa Taylor, New York City, 1978,” originally shot for American Vogue. Lisa, an original supermodel from the 1970s, was photographed often by Albert and other top fashion photographers at the time, such as Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. Lisa began her career in 1971, after walking into the offices of Ford Models and being signed on the spot.

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Albert Watson, circa 1973 in Los Angeles, where he began his career after immigrating to the U.S. from the U.K., and before his move to New York, where he is now based. This photo is presumably from a lighting test, taken by an assistant. It’s Albert’s birthday today! Happy Birthday, Albert!

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Albert Watson photograph “Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park, Las Vegas, 2001,” from Albert’s Vegas series “Strip Search” and book with same title, published by Blackwell/Abrams in 2011. Stay cool this August!

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Albert Watson photograph “Red Hat with Flowers, Paris, 1987,” originally shot for Vogue Italy. If you know the name of the model, let us know!

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Albert Watson photograph “Monica Gripman in Swimsuit, New York City, 1984,” originally shot for Vogue Italy. Throwback fashion for Throwback Thursday!

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Albert Watson photograph “Breaunna, Algiers Hotel, Las Vegas, 2000,” from Albert’s book “Strip Search” (Abrams/Blackwell, 2011).

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Albert Watson original Polaroid “Gail Elliott, Paris, 1989,” from a shoot for Vogue Italy. This Polaroid, exactly 30 years old, has taken on a patina that has started to make it look like a painting, an aging effect that is specific to Polaroids. These were often considered just simple lighting tests for photographers, but now many of these old Polaroids have taken on a beautiful, jewel-like quality.

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Albert Watson photograph “Olivia Jansing, New York City, 2017, “ from the “Dreamscape” series. Photographs from the series incorporate texture of water and reeds Albert photographed separately on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. A BBC documentary of Albert shooting on Skye is available on YouTube.

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Albert Watson photograph “Paloma Picasso, Paris, 1989,” originally shot for Vogue Italy, and also featured in Albert’s book “UFO: Unified Fashion Objectives” (Abrams/Blackwell, 2011).

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Albert Watson photograph “Yvette Lozano, Seville, Spain, 1990. This photo was part of a shoot for Stern magazine, but it was never published ... until now.

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Albert Watson photograph “Adriana Lima & Vintage Cadillac, Essaouira, Morocco, 1997,” originally shot for Stern magazine. The Caddy, with New York plates, was found in a garage in Marrakech and towed to Essaouira for the shoot.

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Albert Watson photograph “Adriana Lima & Friends in a Bathroom, Essaouira, Morocco, 1997,” originally shot for Stern magazine, and also featured in Albert’s book “UFO: Unified Fashion Objectives” (Abrams/Blackwell, 2011).

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Albert Watson original Polaroid “Adriana Lima with Popsicle, New York City, 1998,” from Albert’s book “Kaos” (Taschen, 2017).

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Albert Watson photograph “Natalie Portman in Mirror, New York City, 1996.” This is an outtake from a shoot Albert did for a book “Beyond Beauty” (Callaway, 1997).

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Albert Watson photograph “Jay-Z, New York City, 2012,” from the shoot for the album “The BluePrint 2: The Gift & The Curse.” Also featured in Albert’s book “Kaos” (Taschen 2017).

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Albert Watson photograph “Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Suit, Apollo 11, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C., 1990,” from Albert’s series of objects/artifacts used in the Apollo space missions. Happy 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

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Albert Watson original Polaroid “Sebastian in Issey Miyake, New York City, 1989,” with patina, scratches and even fingerprints. The Polaroid, from a shoot for Elle (UK) magazine, is exactly 30 years old, and this effect can happen over time if the emulsion on the surface was not fully “fixed” when peeled from the Polaroid backing. Very cool look nonetheless! Swipe left to see final photograph.

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Albert Watson photograph “Susanne Bartsch, New York City, 2019,” originally shot for King Kong magazine.

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Albert Watson photograph “Charlotte Flossaut in Prada Pajamas, New York City, 1988,” originally shot for Vogue Italy, with styling by Freddie Leiba. The photo is also featured in Albert’s book “Kaos” (Taschen, 2017).

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Albert Watson photograph “Teyana Taylor, New York City, 2016,” originally shot for Paper magazine.

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Albert Watson original contact sheet “Beijing Hilton, China, 1979.” Albert spent several hours atop the roof of the hotel taking shots. Swipe left to see one of the selections as a print.

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Albert Watson original Polaroid “Casey the ‘Magic Monkey,’ New York City, 1992,” from Albert’s book “Kaos” (Taschen, 2017).

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Albert Watson photograph “Quentin Tarantino, New York City, 2004,” originally shot for Rolling Stone magazine.

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Albert Watson original vintage gelatin silver print of “Keith Richards, New York City, 1989.” Albert still makes all of his own prints in his studio, as he’s been doing since the 1960s, and he is regarded as a master print maker, whether they’re silver or platinum prints, or more modern types, such as archival pigment prints. Esteemed art critic Francis Hodgson, writing a full page gallery review of Albert for the Financial Times of London, called the prints “astonishing.” (Swipe left to see a platinum version of the photo.)

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Albert Watson photograph “Mountain & Blue Sky, outside Las Vegas, 2001,” from Albert’s series on Vegas “Strip Search.”

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Albert Watson original Polaroid “Golden Mask, Men’s Fashion Story, New York City, 1998,” from a shoot for Arena magazine, and also featured in Albert’s latest book “Kaos” (Taschen, 2017).

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Albert Watson photograph “Christy Turlington, New York City, 1990,” originally shot for Max magazine (Italy).

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Albert Watson photograph “Michaela Bercu in Gianfranco Ferre, Paris, 1989,” originally shot for Vogue Italy.

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Albert Watson photograph “The American Flag, Gas Station, Polaris Avenue, Las Vegas, Fourth of July, 2000,” from Albert’s series on Vegas and featured in his book “Strip Search” (Abrams/Blackwell, 2011). Happy Independence Day from the Watson Studio!

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Albert Watson photograph “Diana Ross, New York City, 1992,” from Albert’s first book “Cyclops” (Bulfinch, 1994).

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Albert Watson original contact sheet “Alan Shepard’s Lunar Suit, Apollo 14, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C., 1990.” Closing in on the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (July 20)! Albert took this photo as part of his personal project on artifacts from the Apollo missions. Shepard was the first American in space, and he famously hit golf balls on the moon in 1971.

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Albert Watson photograph “‘The Housekeeper,’ Bologna, Italy, 1985,” originally taken for Vogue Italy, and also featured in Albert’s book “UFO: Unified Fashion Objectives” (Abrams/Blackwell, 2011).

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Albert Watson original Polaroid with patina “Monica Gripman, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1988,” from a shoot for Vogue Italy.

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Albert Watson photograph “Bucking Bronco, Calgary Stampede, Canada, 1978.” Exactly 41 years ago, Albert spent 10 days at the Calgary Stampede, one of the world’s largest rodeos, taking thousands of photos as part of one of his first major personal projects. The photo is also featured in Albert’s first book “Cyclops” (Bulfinch, 1994).

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Albert Watson photograph “Clara McSweeney with Pomegranate, New York City, 2017,” from Albert’s series “Dreamscape.” The series incorporates texture of trees that Albert photographed separately on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

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Albert Watson photograph “50 Cent, New York City, 2005,” originally taken for the cover of Vibe magazine and inspired by the “Scarface” poster with Al Pacino. Albert shot many covers for Vibe through the years, starting with the first issue in 1992.

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Albert Watson photograph “David Agbodji, New York City, 2011,” featured in Albert’s book “Kaos” (Taschen, 2017).

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Albert Watson photograph “Eating Ice Cream, Berlin, 1988,” part of a men’s fashion story for Stern magazine.

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Albert Watson photograph “Zahra Abdellah, Essouira, Morocco, 1998,” from Albert’s book “Maroc” (Rizzoli, 1999). This photograph, and much of Albert’s photography from his Morocco series, is also available as a fine art print from our partner galleries listed on our website.

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Albert Watson photograph “Father and Son, Galisteo, New Mexico, 1989,” from Albert’s book “Kaos” (Taschen, 2017). Happy Father’s Day from the Watson Studio!