Ali Leier reports on Exhibition – Albert Watson Exposed

WATSON_Kate Moss_Marrakech_1993

(c) Albert Watson Exposed Kate Moss Marrakech 1993 courtesy of acte2galerie

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last night I had the privilege of attending the 'Albert Watson Exposed' opening at acte2galerie in Paris. The exhibit, composed of an exclusive collection of nude photographs, marks Watson's second installment here (his first was in 2007). 


(c) Albert Watson Exposed Amira Paris 1988 courtesy of acte2galerie

Over the past four decades, the commercial and fashion photographer has captured a wide audience through his unique use of lighting and fetish driven images.  Watson has landed over 250 Vogue covers worldwide and ad campaigns for the likes of the Gap, Prada, Chanel and Revlon.


(c) Albert Watson Exposed Laetitia Casta NYC 1996 courtesy of acte2galerie

The exhibit boasts 30 beautifully lit photographs of models like Kate Moss, Rachel Williams and Laetitia Casta, showcasing Watson's strikingly raw and vulnerable signature style.  His paired down subjects, exposed in the flesh, evoke layers of sensuality.


(c) Albert Watson Exposed Frederique van der Wal NYC 1996 courtesy of acte2galerie

'Albert Watson Exposed' runs from September 15 until November 26, 2011.

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