Stuart Hull is a photographic artist who portrays themes of voice, ownership, nature, age and the progression of time in his work. He uses both digital and medium-format film cameras to create autobiographical self-portraits and portraits of others.
He uses props in his work to respond to the themes, selecting a particular colour scheme or lighting style to unify each particular body of work. Stuart is inspired by the strong contrast of light and dark in chiaroscuro paintings, and allegorical still life paintings, and how this can be represented using the square dimensions of medium-format photography which have been re-popularised by social media. He creates atmospheric and subdued portraits with a core philosophy of not retouching skin to ensure the closeness of the photographed sitter to the moment in time the photograph is taken.
Affiliations and memberships:
Photo Fusion UK, Brixton, London – member
The Camera Club, Kennington – member
London Creative Network 2019 – participant
2020 – London/Zagreb - Here we come 2020, Galerija Vladimir Horvat, Zagreb, Croatia
2019 – Crossing the Line, Ovalhouse Scenography Adult Company, Ovalhouse Theatre, London, UK
2018 – RCA Hidden, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2018 – Final Frontier, Morley College, London, UK