Bruce Weber Bio
Bruce Weber is an American fashion photographer and occasional filmmaker. Weber is best known for his ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Pirelli, Abercrombie & Fitch, Revlon, including Gianni Versace, as well as his work for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle, Life, Interview, and also Rolling Stone magazines.
Bruce Weber Age
Bruce Weber Height
There are no known records on media revealing Bruce’s height, weight or even body measurements as he prefers keeping it personal and out of the limelight.
Bruce Weber Net Worth
Weber has a net worth of $6 million dollars.
Bruce Weber Married|Spouse
Weber and his girlfriend Nan Bush, have been living together since the early 1970s. Nan Bush and Weber got married in 1977. Nan Bush is also his agent and one of his closest collaborators. Bruce has stated, in a 2002 interview that he has had a lot of great romances. He declared that he feels like he can fall in love almost every day and that he also feel sorry for people who do not feel the same. Together the duo have lived in Miami since 1998.
Bruce Weber Life And Work
Weber was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. His fashion photography first appeared in the late 1970s in GQ magazine. There he had frequent cover photos. Nan Bush, who has always been his longtime companion and agent, was able to secure a contract with Federated Department Stores to shoot the 1978 Bloomingdales mail catalogue.
Weber came to the attention of the general public in the late 1980s and in early 1990s with his advertising images for Calvin Klein, including his portrait of the then young actor Richard Gere. Weber’s straightforward black-and-white shots, featuring an unclothed heterosexual couple on a swing facing one another, two clothed men in bed, and also model Marcus Schenkenberg barely holding jeans in front of himself in a shower, catapulted him into the national spotlight.
Weber’s photograph for Calvin Klein of Olympic athlete Tom Hintnaus in white briefs is an iconic image. Bruce photographed the winter 2006 Ralph Lauren Collection. A Weber photograph in the background on display at an Abercrombie and also Fitch store Some of Weber’s other earliest fashion photography also appeared in the SoHo Weekly News and then featured a spread of men wearing only their underwear.
The photos became the centre of controversy and Weber was informed by some that he wouldn’t find work as a fashion photographer once again. This reputation stuck together with him, as he claims: “I don’t really work editorially in a large number of magazines because a lot of magazines don’t want my kind of photographs. It’s too risky for them”. After finishing doing photo shoots for and of famous people many of whom were then featured in Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, he made short films of teenage boxers (Broken Noses), his beloved pet dogs, and then later, a longer film entitled Chop Suey.
Weber directed Let’s Get Lost, a 1988 documentary about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. His photographs are occasionally in color. However, most are in black and white or toned shades. They are all gathered in limited edition books, including A House is Not a Home and Bear Pond, an early work that shows Eric Nies from MTV’s The Real World series, among many other models.
Weber started collaborating with crooner Chris Isaak in the mid-1980s, photographing Isaak back in 1986 for his second album, Chris Isaak. After two years, in 1988, Weber photographed a shirtless Isaak in bed for a fashion spread in Rolling Stone. Isaak then appeared in Let’s Get Lost and Weber has directed a music video for him. Bruce photographed Harry Connick, Jr. for his 1991 album Blue Light, Red Light. In 1993, he also photographed singer-songwriter Jackson Browne for his 1993 album I’m Alive.
Bruce Weber Fashion Label
Weber created the fashion label Weberbilt back in 2003; his first line, “eat, swim, sex, sleep”, went on sale in boutiques in London and Miami Beach, Florida, United States in 2004.
Bruce Weber Sexual Assault Allegations
Previously in December 2017, model Jason Boyce sued Weber for sexual assault, as well as inappropriate touching during a 2014 casting session, in New York State Supreme Court. The suit also targets Jason Kanner of Soul Artist Management, which also managed Boyce when the assault took place, and then Little Bear Inc., the production company which was operated by Weber’s companion, Nan Bush. A second model named Mark Ricketson, came forward in December 2017 alleging similar claims and then joined Boyce’s lawsuit against Weber.
Bruce has denied the allegations, reporting to The New York Times that the allegations were not true and that he had and has never touched anyone inappropriately. Later in January 2018, The New York Times detailed sexual assault allegations by fifteen former including current male models against Weber. In January the following year, 2019, it was reported that Weber is asking to dismiss the original suit by Jason Boyce, by providing evidence that the model sent him racy photos and texts prior to and also after the shootings.