by Derek Rothera May 15, 2002
Opening night of Greg's exhibition at the Millinery Works gallery.
Known for his well crafted portraits and sensuous male and female nudes, Greg Gorman is one of the most sought after and highly acclaimed photographers working today and, doubtless, part of the star making machine that is Hollywood. Over the previous two decades, Gorman has worked obsessively, carving out a classically refined style that is uniquely his own. His images – whether personality portraits for celebrities, fine artwork, or major ad campaigns – suggest a mastery of the medium that few have rivalled. One recognises a Gorman photograph for its atmospheric lighting, flawless posing and composition, and unabashed sense of glamour and eroticism. These are the hallmarks that have made Gorman a giant in photography.
In 2000, Gorman surprised and thrilled critics with As I See It, his first book to delve entirely into passion for the male nude. Now in Just Between Us, Gorman goes even deeper into his personal obsession, with a bold compilation unmatched for its candor and sexuality. This highly charged work has Gorman focusing his lens exclusively on one model, also named Greg. What unfolds is a photographic narrative unfettered by convention or popular mores. It is a cinematic-like journey that explores the deepest aspects of mutual trust and the precarious balance of the model/artist relationship. Just Between Us represents Gorman’s most authentic, perhaps most inspired body of work to date. Men and women alike will thrill to this erotic and sexually charged series.