Artist Willie Christie
Born in the late 1940's, Willie Christie took a varied route to get to his career as a Fashion Photographer turned Film Maker. It was a commission from Over 21 Magazine in 1973 that kick started his full time photography career.
During the 70s and 80s he worked extensively as a photographer with British Vogue, shooting 12 Vogue covers and many inside spreads with them. His portfolio includes award winning advertising campaigns for prestigious brands such as L'Oreal and Yves St Laurent, fashion and portrait work for international icons such as Cary Grant and Grace Jones and Rock 'n' Roll album covers and portraits for world famous bands including Rolling Stones.
Willie Christie's work has been showcased Worldwide and his Mick Jagger portrait of 1969 was selected for the international tour of Les Recontres D'Arles 2010 exhibition.
Having been lured in to filmmaker in the late 1980s, the launch of Willie's Limited Edition Collection in 2011 marked the first time the photographer has delved into his personal archives to showcase work that has not been displayed for over 30 years.