In 1942 Albert Watson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland - ”born to photograph” as he says today. At the age of 18 he studied Graphic Design at the Duncan Jordan College of Art and Design and graduated at the Royal College of Art in London. This was followed by a degree at the Royal College of Art Film School. Photography as well as painting, drawing, art and art history were all part of his studies. This versatility seems formative for his produce. Whether portrait, fashion, advertising, nude or landscapes, his virtuosity knows no bounds. Many of his works are seen today as icons of modern photography. With their timelessness and modernity, Watson's pictures have made a lasting visual impression within today’s picture floods. Neither his colour- nor his black&white pictures are, even though strong in contrast and colour, ever obtrusive but always aiming to keep an adequate distance without appearing elusive.