Greg Gorman

Greg’s work documents that peculiar obsession with the 21st century celebrity. His photography is timeless and not confined to has-beens, hot properties and wannabes.  Each shot gives a picture of human nature in its infinite range.  Each picture is also a testament to the individual character.  ‘For me, a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all of the questions,” says Gorman, “but leaves something to the imagination.”
Known for his stark, honest portraits of the most famous and infamous faces from the worlds of entertainment, art, sport andmusic, Greg Gorman’s images have intrigued the viewer from the onset of his career.
Over the years Greg has been acknowledged for his contribution to the world of photography, from the prestigious Lucie Awards for Portraiture and more recently, by The Professional Photographers of America (Lifetime Achievement Award in Portraiture). His charitable works by such organizations as The Elton John Aids Foundation, The Oscar de La Hoya Foundation and Paws LA to name but a few have also been critically recognized.
Besides traveling the world for specialized photographic projects, Greg continues to work on compilations of his imagery andexhibits his work in galleries and museums around the globe. It's Not About Me-A Retrospective marks Mr. Gorman’s twelfthmonograph published in 2019.  He has just completed a 13th work, ‘Homage’ which focusses on the influence of African Tribal Art on European and American Cultures, representing his first foray into the fine art world with collaborator and longtime friend, Gary Johns. As well, Gorman is one of the most sought-after speakers in the photographic community and shares his expertise in hands-onphotographic workshops worldwide. In addition to his photography career, in collaboration with Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Cellars ofthe Napa Valley, Greg made wine under his own label, GKG Cellars, from  2006-2018, receiving high scores from both Robert Parker and the Wine Spectator.
Born in 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, Greg attended the University of Kansas with a major in Photojournalism and completed his studies at the University of Southern California, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography. Greg resides with his two French Bulldogs, Gladys and Cyrill, in Los Angeles, California and spends most of his spare time fishing.