Greg Gorman is an American portrait photographer of Hollywood celebrities. His work has been seen in national magazine features and covers, including Esquire, GQ, Interview, Life, Vogue, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, and the London Sunday Times. Although he studied photojournalism in college, his passion for rock-and-roll led him to his chosen field when he photographed Jimi Hendrix in 1968. John Waters once said, Greg Gorman is the only person I'd let photograph my corpse. He primarily works in black-and-white. He has also directed music videos, television advertisements, and graphic design layouts for advertisers.
Greg Gorman began his photography career in the late 1960's. With more than three decades in the photography business, Gorman has continued to master the art of photography. From personality portraits and advertising campaigns to magazine layouts and fine art work, Gorman has developed and showcased a discriminating and unique style in his profession. Gorman has photographed the who's who in Hollywood including Al Pacino, Leonardo Di Caprio, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Jordan, Robert de Niro, Muhammad Ali, among others. His work has appeared in countless magazine features and covers including Esquire, GQ, Interview, Life, Vogue, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Time, and Vanity Fair and The London Sunday Times. On February 17, 2010 Greg Gorman was interviewed by fashion photographer and blogger Lope Navo.
Greg Gorman's brilliant portraits have spanned over decades to include iconic pop culture figures from Hendrix to Warhol. Greg has brought his intimate knowledge and experience with portraiture to seminars, workshops and lectures all over the world, including Southeast Asia and China. Currently, Greg conducts quarterly digital workshops from his home studio in Mendocino, California. A project for Disney in conjunction with the Travel Association of America, took him on a 45-day shoot across the United States, capturing subjects from all 50 states. Greg's work was featured in the video We The People.
Born in 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, Gorman attended the University of Kansas with a major in photojournalism. He completed his studies at the University of Southern California; graduating with a master of fine arts degree in cinematography in 1972. In addition Greg's photographic contributions, Greg has also been recognized forhis charitable work for (among others) Fight Aids Monaco, Carousel of Hope, Keep Memory Alive, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Just Ask! Foundation for Neurofibromatosis. Greg has also received honours from The Aids Healthcare Foundation, Focus on Aids, The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation, Vox/Out Voices of Style + Design, PETA, Angel Art, Pacific Design Center Stars of Design, and PawsLA.
He currently resides in Los Angeles and Mendocino, California.