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Andy Gotts

Andy Gotts

The Photograph

By (author) Andy Gotts


Publishing 13th Sep 2021
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    • Photographer Andy Gotts opens his stunning archive
    • Contains personal testimonials from celebrities who have worked with Andy: Alan Cumming, Gene Simmons, Ian McKellen, Jeff Bridges, Michael Caine, Peter Capaldi and Simon Pegg
    • Foreword by Kylie Minogue
    • Features stunning portraits of numerous celebrities, including Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Alan Rickman, Judi Dench, Dolly Parton, Eddie Redmayne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, Penelope Cruz, Rita Ora, Samuel L. Jackson and many more
    • Including many rare images, and a special focus on never-before-seen contact sheets
    • A special edition will be available
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    A 90-second shoot with Stephen Fry in 1989 launched the career of Andy Gotts, photographer to the stars. Through grift and graft and raw, honed talent, Gotts has become one of the most in-demand celebrity photographers working the circuits of Hollywood, British media, and the music industry. Gotts’s dramatic black-and-while style turns faces into artworks of shadow and light, while his colour portraits capture his subjects’ ineffable humanity.

    For the first time Andy Gotts reveals the incredible depth of his archive, showing his most famous portraits and many rare images alongside. The book focuses on Andy’s contact sheets, which reveal the process behind capturing the perfect image. Accompanying texts from Andy shed light on his craft and delve into the stories behind these captivating photographs. 

    The book also contains personal testaments from a cross-section of the celebrities who Gotts has worked with: Alan Cumming, Gene Simmons, Ian McKellen, Jeff Bridges, Kylie Minogue, Michael Caine, Peter Capaldi and Simon Pegg.

    Andy Gotts gathers the best and boldest portraits from Gotts’s 30-year career: Adam Ant, Al Pacino, Alan Cumming, Alan Rickman, Alice Cooper, Annie Lennox, Anthony Hopkins, Boy George, Brad Pitt, Byran Ferry, Caine Boarder, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Martin, Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken, Claudia Schiffer, Clint Eastwood, Colin Firth, Daniel Craig, Dolly Parton, Eddie Redmayne, Elle Macpherson, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Emma Thompson, Erin O’Connor, Gene Simmons, George Clooney, Gillian Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Heath Ledger, Matt Damon, Hugh Grant, Jeff Bridges, Jeremy Irons, John Hurt, Johnny Depp, Jose Carreras, Judi Dench, Julia Roberts, Julian Assange, Julie Christie, Kate Moss, Kate Winslet, Kevin Kline, Kirk Douglas, Kylie Minogue, Lauren Bacall, Lester Piggott, Mads Mikkelsen, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Hamill, Matthew Broderick, Meryl Streep, Michael Lansdale, Mickey Rourke, the Monty Python members, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman, Oliva de Havilland, Olivia Colman, Orlando Bloom, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Newman, Pele, Penelope Cruz, Pierce Brosnan, Quentin Crisp, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Harris, Rita Ora, Robert De Niro, Rod Steiger, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Sharon Stone, Sidney Poitier, Steven Tyler, Sting and Susan Sarandon.

    About the Author

    Andy Gotts MBE MA is based in London, England and New York, USA. His work has appeared in many international magazines, including French, Italian and Australian Vogue, ELLE, Style, Vanity Fair, GQ, Empire, FHM, Total Film, Entertainment Weekly and many more. A selection of his photographs are held in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, and Gotts was appointed MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List in 2012. 

    ACC Art Books
    Publish date
    13th Sep 2021
    325 mm x 275 mm
    240 Pages
    200 color
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