In a world that is obsessed with graphic images and a multitude of colour, “Faces of Fame” goes back to the classic, the basics of the human body, the human face. A re-manifestation of the body as an attainment of perfection as seen in the times of the Renaissance.
Noted for his black and white nude portraits that highlight the contours of the body through the contrast of light and darkness, Faces of Fame see this photographer’s lens falling on the portraits of celebrities. Combines his skills in photography to capture the essence of the body coupled with modern day obsession of technology through the use of digital cameras and digital print technology, Face of Fame present the basis ideals with a modern day twist.
Greg Gorman places on display a multitude of star portraits. Featured stars include the likes of Andy Warhol, Elton John, Michelle Yeoh and Pierce Brosnan to name a few. Apt for an icon creator to capture the icons of out time.
Unlike your usual publicity shots, these portraits capture an instance of the subject’s essence. A sensuous gaze, a roving peek, a sincere smile or simply a pout, Greg Gorman displays a character within the well known face that has taken on so many different personas. Faces that are prized and exposure, so much so that it is refreshing to see them in a new light. Within a new frame.
Faces of Fame
A perspective by Greg Gorman
Date: 17th Nov till end December 2004
Address: 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place 03-18/19, Singapore 238880
Tel: 6736 4986
Text and photos: Fann ZJ from npsea Enterprise