In a private realm behind the satin ropes, where Hollywood meets high art, Andy Gotts MBE MA seamlessly blends glamour and photographic brilliance. With bases in London and New York, Gotts has become synonymous with captivating black-and-white portraits that immortalise today’s Hollywood actors and legendary musicians.
Gotts’ career took flight in 1990, and since then, his work has graced the glossy pages of leading international publications, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and GQ. His lens has not only captured the essence of Hollywood but has also been featured in weekend newspaper supplements and iconic advertising campaigns, leaving an indelible mark on the visual landscape.
The National Portrait Gallery houses Gotts’ photographic works in its permanent collection, a testament to his undeniable impact on the world of photography. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Fox Talbot Award, recognising his excellence in photography.
Gotts received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from De Montfort University in 2011, a nod to his exceptional contributions. Formerly the President of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, Gotts’ influence extends beyond the frame.
The year 2012 marked a royal recognition of Gotts’ contributions to the art of photography, as he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
Gotts’ portfolio boasts notable projects, including ‘Degrees,’ inspired by the famed Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, ‘BAFTA – Behind The Mask,’ and ‘SAVE THE ARCTIC’ for Vivienne Westwood. His opus, ‘UNSEEN,’ showcases 100 photographic contact sheets of Hollywood actors and renowned musicians. ‘ICONS,’ launched in September 2021 at the Maddox Gallery, celebrates Guide Dogs’ 90th anniversary.
In 2022, Gotts embarked on various projects, such as ‘THE FACES OF SOCCER AID’ for UNICEF and the intriguing personal endeavour ‘THANK YOU, BUT NO.’
November 2023 witnessed the unveiling of his latest exhibition, ‘NEMESIS,’ a captivating collection featuring actors who have portrayed villains opposite the iconic Martini-drinking, gadget-loving, Aston Martin-driving MI6 agent. Stirred, not shaken, indeed!
As 2024 unfolds, Gotts continues his whirlwind journey through exhibitions. Kicking off the year with a showcase in Las Vegas to celebrate The Grammys, he plans to pay homage to the movie award season with the concise exhibition “. . .and the winner is. . .LA LA Land?” European exhibitions in Sofia, Stockholm, and Hamburg are on the horizon, followed by a triumphant return to the USA to wrap up the year in photographic splendour.
To celebrate the movie award season, celebrity photographer Andy Gotts has curated a new exhibition entitled “… …and the winner is? exclusively for 45 Park Lane.
Selecting works from his three decades treading the path of a celebrity photographer, Gotts has cherrypicked his favourite portraits of the actors that have won accolades, spanning from the BAFTAs to the Oscars.
Known worldwide for his raw and powerful images of celebrities taken with his signature candour, Gotts presents refreshingly honest portraits. This exemplifies the raw beauty and reality of his subjects who have sat in front of his lens.
Andy Gotts …and the winner is? Showing at 45 PARK LANE, London, from January 24th – May 19th