Albert Watson has created a range of work from audacious portraits of celebrities and indulgent fashion shoots, to the neon lights and desert landscapes of Las Vegas and intimate photographs of prisoners on death row in Louisiana. The Fotografiska Museum in Sweden is currently featuring 120 photographs in a retrospective of Watson's life work (until 12 June).
A particular highlight of the exhibition is the 1973 black-and-white portrait of film director Alfred Hitchcock holding a dead goose for fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar: the photograph that shot Watson to fame.
Another photograph worth a close up is the understated portrait of Kate Moss, nude, on a rooftop in Marrakesh in 1993, for German Vogue. The original photograph was sold in 2007 at a Christie's auction in London for $100,000.
Watson believed that 'The bigger the personality, the simpler the photo.' With photographs of rock legend Mick Jagger and larger than life boxing champion Mike Tyson, there's plenty of material on display to test his theory.
Albert Watson retrospective is on show until 12 June 2011.