It’s just over 70 years since author Ian Fleming introduced James Bond to the world – his first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 – leading to a decades-long fascination with 007 and his many adversaries.
During the COVID lockdown, celebrity photographer Andy Gotts MBE spent the time looking back over his 33-year career to put together a retrospective book. It was during this process that he noticed he had photographed many of the actors who have played the villain opposite James Bond on screen.
Realising that he was missing only six actors to complete the collection, he spent the next two years tracking down these Bond foes to create this epic portrait collection.
Now, following a London exhibition and widespread media coverage, we are delighted to bring NEMESIS to Phoenix.
Andy Gotts MBE MA is an award-winning photographer based in London and New York, renowned for his black and white portraits of actors and musicians. Gotts’ work has been widely published internationally, appearing in magazines, newspapers and advertising campaigns around the world, and a selection of his photographs are held in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection.
In 2009 Gotts was received the Fox Talbot Award for excellence in photography, and he is a former President of the British Institute of Professional Photographers. He was appointed MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2012.