Laura Dern, Los Angeles, 1991, copyright Greg Gorman, courtesy IMMAGIS ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Greg Gorman. It´s Not About Me
through 15 December 2021 // IMMAGIS ART PHOTOGRAPHY, Munich
On 30 September 2021, the Munich-based gallery IMMAGIS opened the new exhibition, It’s Not About Me by iconic photographer Greg Gorman, curated from his bestselling book of the same name, published in 2020. A first showing of select images from this extensive retrospective monograph took place this spring at his US gallery, Fahey/Klein; the new show at IMMAGIS ART PHOTOGRAPHY this fall marks the first exhibition curated from the book, shown abroad.
Gorman is famed for his stunning and memorable images. Over the past 50 years, the Los Angeles-based photographer has created a distinctive and impressive body of portrait photography. His secret: mastering the light and focusing entirely on his subject. As the exhibition title suggests, it’s not about the photographer, although it is…
The list of depicted stars speaks for itself, from Keanu Reeves, Laura Dern, John Waters, Sophia Loren, and Al Pacino to Tom Waits, Alfred Hitchcock, Hugh Jackman, David Hockney, and Johnny Depp, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Michael Jackson, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, and Marina Abramović – to name just a few. And of course, a special section is devoted to his special longtime friends, David Bowie, Grace Jones, and Elton John, whom he recently portrayed again.
The exhibition It’s Not About Me not only showcases some of Gorman’s most iconic works, but also provides a much broader overview of his brilliant portraiture. From Hollywood stars to visual artists and famous musicians, Gorman has always found the perfect mood and setting to capture these distinct personalities while maintaining his unique visual style. Gorman’s portraits have gone on to become photographic milestones with timeless, universal appeal and always a step above the rest.