Greg Gorman, the renowned American artist and photographer, is visiting Faenza Group headquarters in Romagna as it prepares to print his new book of street portraits and documentary photography. For the very first time, a book of his will feature pictures taken exclusively on city streets and not in the studio. The black and white photographs, which will be printed in three colours with very fine halftones with 100 lines per cm² and finished with a glossy coating, tell the stories of people who live and breathe life on the streets day after day. The expressive power of these portraits is truly one of a kind and the observer is transported to “another” world, far removed from the one he is used to.
Gorman has already produced two books with Grafiche Damiani – Faenza Group and their partnership has flourished thanks to the professionalism demonstrated by the company in the previous projects. Greg will be in Faenza over the next few days to oversee the beginning of production, a welcome guest in a town which hosts a large number of “famous visitors”, thanks to the quality of Faenza Group’s work.
From Wikipedia: 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 and television advertisements.