Dudley Reed


Dudley Reed took his first portrait at age 8 with a box Brownie, and has shot passionately on film ever since, resisting the manipulation of digital. His purist approach informs every decision he makes, as he believes only the light passing through the lens should create the final image. No digital retouching, no Photoshop enhancements - just the purity of a captured moment. He stirs a classical sense of composition with an irreverent sense of humor, making mischief with a Hasselblad.

Born in London, Dudley studied art and photography at Guildford College of Art, and film at The London Film School. His celebrity and real-people portraits have been featured in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Tatler, British and American Vogue, The New York Times, Elle and The Financial Times. His work is in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery, London, and in numerous private collections in Europe and the US. He now lives in both Greenwich Village and a village in upstate New York.