© 2018 Derek Hudson

Portrait overview

Tom Chaplin, 'The Wave' album artwork
Mark Knopfler for British Grove Records I, London 2018
Fmr German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, 2018
Tabea Zimmerman for Télérama magazine 2018
Lars Eidinger as Richard III
Charlotte Rampling
Patti Smith, M magazine cover, Le Monde
Olafur Eliasson, Berlin 2017
Tim Burton for the Times
William McIlvanney, Sunday Times magazine
William Colby, chief CIA, Life magazine
Philippe Starck for AD magazine
Lady Angelika Cawdor
Vivienne Westwood for Le Monde
John Malkovich
Piérre Soulages, M magazine, Le Monde
Jane Birkin, the Times magazine
Troisgros 3* Michelin restaurant suppliers, France
U.S. Marines, Life magazine
Vietnam widows, Hanoi, Life magazine
Samaritan teenagers, Mount Gerizim, Israel

Portrait overview

These twenty one portraits offer an insight into my approach to portraiture ranging from corporate assignments to editorial for clients I work with on a regular basis.
Often working under very tight time and budget restraints I keep my lighting set-ups to a bare minimum thereby concentrating on my subjects to produce characterful portraits.

Often relying upon available ambient sources I shape the light with reflectors to suit my subjects. I believe that the minimum of distraction for both the sitter and photographer works best. When afforded the luxury of a lengthier sitting I like to explore my subjects with varied lighting set-up's to produce pictures beyond the commissioned brief.

In the example of the Tom Chaplin car interior artwork for his debut solo album, 'The Wave', time was of the essence so a very simple set-up was employed with practicals strategically placed in combination with a home made rain machine to give the impression of a nighttime street scene which for me is as complicated as it gets. Having learnt from some of the great masters of photography, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and the like, that you can achieve great portraits with a single light source, I have strived to follow in their footsteps in my work.

For a broader view of my work please visit the 'Portraits' section of this site.

© Derek Hudson 2018

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© 2018 Derek Hudson