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    Exclamation Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    When I first saw this picture, I thought it was a fan-made photoshop, or an impersonator - I didn't recognize Michael. But apparently, Greg Gorman (photograph who made several well-known pictures of MJ in the 80s) claims it's real. It's displayed at an exhibition of his works in Berlin.



    (alternative shot)

    From Gorman's interview to Die Welt (google-translated):

    ICON: Have these people also developed friendships?

    Gorman: With Pierce Brosnan I'm close friends with John Hurt. I'm not a name dropper, but I got along well with Michael Jackson. He sometimes called me and we talked.

    ICON: In the exhibition there is also a picture of Michael Jackson, which has never been shown before.

    Gorman: Right. Whenever I photographed Michael, we talked before two hours. About the concept and what we wanted to do. On the day when this photo was taken, he said how much he admired my nude photographs. So we decided to take a picture that is somewhat revealing. I suppose that's why it did not get the public so long to face.

    This image of Michael Jackson will be issued for the first time ever.

    http://www.welt.de/icon/article14956...eben-kann.html


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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Something looks off with the face. It looks like a painting.

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Yeah agree the whole pic doesnt look right

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galactus123 View Post
    Something looks off with the face. It looks like a painting.
    Agreed on both accounts. The left side of his face (right in the picture) does look like Michael to me, but the right side (left in the pic) does not.

    Odd...

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Another thing that irks me about this photo is the allusion to the arm brace. Didn't Michael start wearing an arm brace in "Black or White"? And this is supposedly 80s. How do you allude to a concept that hasn't been even used yet?

    Another one


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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    ^He started wearing the BoW style brace/arm cast in 91, but he did wear stuff that looked similar to what is in this Gorman photo, for instance in the Dirty Diana cover photoshoot.


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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Quote Originally Posted by morinen View Post
    Another thing that irks me about this photo is the allusion to the arm brace. Didn't Michael start wearing an arm brace in "Black or White"? And this is supposedly 80s. How do you allude to a concept that hasn't been even used yet?

    Another one

    It looks like very late '80s to me. '89 or even '90. He looks similar to Liberian Girl video or Madonna Oscars date, especially his hair. So it is possible that he used it here as an experiment. And he liked it and kept it for BOW.

    But yes, it does seem weird to me also. Especially when I first saw it. I thought it's an impersonator.

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Oh damn. That looks hot! Here is what Gorman told about it to the German newspaper Die Welt:

    ICON: Have you also made friends with these people?

    Gorman: I am a good friend of Pierce Brosnan, also John Hurt. I am not a name dropper but I had a good rapport with Michael Jackson as well. Sometimes he called me and we talked.

    ICON: There is a photo of Michael Jackson at the exhibition that has never been seen before.

    Gorman: Right. Always when I photographed Michael we talked for two hours beforehand. About the concept and what we wanted to do. On that day when this photo was made he told he how he admired my nude photos. So we decided to make a photo that is a bit more revealing. I guess that's why it hasn't been seen for so long. This photo of Michael is exhibited for the first time ever.

    ICON: Is this your favourite from the exhibition?

    Gorman: I am glad that it's there, yes. But I also like my photo of David Bowie and of Andy Warhol - it's difficult to decide what I like more, they both invoke nice memories in me.
    http://www.welt.de/icon/article14956...eben-kann.html

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnirMJ View Post
    It looks like very late '80s to me. '89 or even '90. He looks similar to Liberian Girl video or Madonna Oscars date, especially his hair. So it is possible that he used it here as an experiment. And he liked it and kept it for BOW.

    But yes, it does seem weird to me also. Especially when I first saw it. I thought it's an impersonator.
    They say the photo is from '87.

    'US photographer Greg Gorman poses in front of a picture he took of late US musician Michael Jackson in Los Angeles in 1987, during the 'Color Works' exhibition at the Museum of Photography in Berlin, Germany, 03 December 2015. The exhibition runs until 22 May 2016.'
    He is the one who also made these photos:




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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    :lol: I've never seen so many browse the same thread at the same time? 9 members and 59 guests? You would think that people wants to see Michael semi-nude n_the_sly:
    anyway, I don't know what to make of the picture
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    I am extremely devoted to Michael Jackson

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Oh. my. goodness. It's beautiful. He's beautiful. Thank you God, for what you have done for us this day!
    Last edited by vernagold; 04-12-2015 at 08:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galactus123 View Post
    Something looks off with the face. It looks like a painting.
    That's because Michael is a work of art!

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Works for me.

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    Somewhat of a shock to see this at first, but it definitely is a piece of art. I shouldn't be surprised-Michael was definitely a risk taker. I can only think of about five people who would have done that tarantula and black veil shot around that time.

    I agree that something seems off about his right side, but I guess it was just the way the light caught it-maybe he only allowed one picture to be taken-and I also agree that it looks like the Dirty Diana shoot-probably taken at the same time.

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    Default Re: Greg Gorman's semi-nude photo of Michael?

    :dropdead: :heat:

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