Sunday Times Magazine: SEX: The New Rules

I shot this in Decemeber 2017 before I took a well earned break for Christmas (which was lovely, thanks).

It was a Chrissy Iley feature at an actors workshop, run by an Inimacy Director.

Seeing a bunch of actors rutting like gorillas and going at it like alley cats was an amusing sight, but this was a serious look at the casting couch scandles that have hit Hollywood and how to “block” out sex scenes. After all there are stunt directors, choreographers and other specialised units..

My personal feeling it that this a good place to start especially as it could help people who are starting out to understand that no one can make you do things you don’t want to on camera. Directors who are looking for realism are going to baulk at the spotaniety being taken away, but that shouldn’t be in spite of  the actors welfare.


About Gray Hughes photographer

Gray Hughes grew up in southwest London but has always had strong connections to the USA. He has spent many summers on road trips, visiting family in California. In his early twenties he moved to New York and assisted various fashion photographers before returning to London to shoot editorial sports and lifestyle. He soon graduated into shooting commercially for brands including Coca-Cola, Asics, Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Powerade. Gray has always loved film and music – his mother exposed him to Hitchcock at an inappropriately young age. As a young teen he used to record music demos on a four track recorder. Then in 2001 he took a break from photography to pursue a career in music, remixing dance music for four years before returning to his first love, photography. Gray’s personal projects have taken him to cowboy country in Montana, USA as well as Rio de Janeiro and more recently, around the grassroots rugby clubs of Britain. His film, ‘Heartland’ was a finalist in the 2015 AOP awards, with the accompanying photographs featured in the Sunday Times Magazine. He directed his first commercial for Glamorgan Brewing Company in 2015 and then subsequently joined Ridley Scott Associates where he was added to the photgraphy and moving image roster, he is on an indenpendent arrangement while he grows his show-reel so is free to collaborate with other production companies. So far this year he has directed films for Reebok and Standard Life and has shot a global advertising campaign for Vodafone.

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