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Gorman Gets A-Depp At Digital

PHOTOSHOP, PHOTOSHOP, PHOTOSHOP "I obviously do everything with Photoshop. I work with a lot of Adobe products and I work a lot with Photoshop and it's just getting bigger and better and more user-friendly. It's really an extraordinary program and has brought me so much closer to my imagery and to understanding my photography. After thirty years of relying on somebody else to interpret my images, it's back in my control. "

GTI LIGHT BOXES "I work with the GTI light boxes. It's really important; in the real photography world, you need to have a great light table. And, in the digital world, you need a great viewing space to view the pictures at the color temperature in which they'll be seen. Because of extemporaneous sources you need to know how to print your pictures for how they're going to be viewed."

Although Greg Gorman is famed for photographing the famous, he doesn't consider that his trademark. "I think my trademark is my strong B&Ws, and my moody pictures where I don't overly light and tend to leave a little bit more darker impressions. Not darker in terms of attitude, but in terms of the way the pictures are conceived. I often feel that pictures are more successful when they don't necessarily answer all the questions."

For over two decades, 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.

Born in 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, Greg attended the University of Kansas from 1967-69 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.

He currently resides in Los Angeles and Mendocino, California. Clients include Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony, HBO, Showtime, Epson, Siebel Systems, Serengeti, and Interview Magazine.

GREG GORMAN ON DIGITAL IMAGING Digital imaging represents the opportunity for my final output to be a more accurate representation of my initial vision.

With all methods and means from digital capture to final digital output improving in quality and speed, as well as financially becoming more affordable, digital imaging not only is within the grasp for a far wider range of users, but it is also obviously the best choice for ultimate quality.