Posts Tagged ‘Alice in Wonderland’

The White Rabbit: Photos by Albert Watson

Monday, September 14th, 2009

“In Alice in wonderland, when the white rabbit vanished down the hole, we encounter many strange and surreal visions. I thought the white rabbit would be a good metaphor for this exhibition.” -Albert Watson

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This week, famed photographer Albert Watson‘s new exhibit, The White Rabbit, opens at Italy’s Forma gallery. In the new series, Watson takes on the role of the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, and invites his audience on a trip through his photographic world – one made of stunning portraits (many celebrity), fashion photography, his recent Las Vegas series, grandiose panoramas and brand new photographs.

Watson was born in Scotland in 1942. After finishing his studies at the Royal College of Art in London, he moved to the USA at the beginning of the seventies. He opened a studio in Los Angeles and in New York. Despite a serious physical disability (he is blind in one eye) he soon became famous as a fashion and portrait photographer, for magazines such as Vogue, Rolling Stone, The Face, VIBE and Newsweek, and his work has appeared on the cover of leading international publications. Apart from creating several advertising campaigns for cosmetics and clothing corporations such as Gap, Levi’s, Revlon and Chanel, he has directed over 500 TV commercials and short movies. In his frequent travels all over the world, from Morocco to Europe and the USA, he has consolidated his own very precise vision, which makes him a reference for originality, innovation and language. His work has been collected in important photography books, including Cyclops (1994), Maroc (1998) and in major solo exhibitions.

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Photo above by Albert Watson.

Tim Burton in Wonderland

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

A few days ago, I posted about the upcoming Tim Burton retrospective at MoMA. In other Tim Burton news, take a look at the new trailer for “Alice in Wonderland,” scheduled for release spring 2010. From Walt Disney, Burton teams up with some of his favorite players, including Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. A new face – 19-year-old Mia Wasikowska – plays Alice. Looking forward to seeing a classic retold with Burton’s twists and turns.