• September 16th, 2017

    What is Jack Nicholson really like the other side of the lens?

    What is Jack Nicholson really like the other side of the lens?

    From nude photographs of a 19-year-old Kate Moss on a Moroccan beach to iconic images of Alfred Hitchcock holding a plucked goose, Scottish photographer Albert Watson has been capturing – and shaping – pop culture for four decades.

    Given his first camera by his wife Elizabeth in 1964, Watson went on to shoot more than 100 Vogue covers, sold that Moss nude for $25,000 and has "been thinking photographs every day for over 40 years’" he says. To mark the release of his new book, he talks us through his most memorable pictures.

    "I’d just arrived at Jack’s place in Aspen when it started snowing. I took a couple of shots of him indoors then we agreed to do one in the snow. He turned to the housekeeper, saying, ‘Why don’t you cook this boy some pancakes and bacon – I’m just going to go out there and sit in the snow.’
     
    It was very odd to sit at Jack Nicholson’s kitchen table, looking out the window, with him slowly getting covered, bit by bit, with snow. I got up a couple of times, because I felt guilty and asked him if I should come out. ‘Oh, I’m absolutely fine,’ he said. ‘Take your time.’"

    Picture: Jack Nicholson, Colorado, 1981 CREDIT: ALBERT WATSON


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