Author Archives: Gray Hughes photographer

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.

Short Film: Number 89

This is a film that was inspired by the incredible short story “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” I’ve read it several times in the last 20 years or so. No spoilers, please read it! NUMBER 89: The relationship between fancier and pigeon

Short Film: Number 89

This is a film that was inspired by the incredible short story “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” I’ve read it several times in the last 20 years or so. No spoilers, please read it! NUMBER 89: The relationship between fancier and pigeon

#stayHOMEheroes

I feel very privileged to have been one of the photographers selected to shoot for IRIS Worldwide’s “Stay Home Heroes” campaign. The goal is to raise awareness for the heroes of the NHS and a foundation: http://www.helpthemhelpus.co.uk I shot at

#stayHOMEheroes

I feel very privileged to have been one of the photographers selected to shoot for IRIS Worldwide’s “Stay Home Heroes” campaign. The goal is to raise awareness for the heroes of the NHS and a foundation: http://www.helpthemhelpus.co.uk I shot at

Personal project: “AGAIN”

A study of the relationship between athlete and coach. Shot in Sheffield with Decathlete John Lane and his coach Toni Minichello. Leo Williams on camera. Stills shot by, Film Edited and Directed by Gray Hughes https://vimeo.com/386192004/230a9252e2

Personal project: “AGAIN”

A study of the relationship between athlete and coach. Shot in Sheffield with Decathlete John Lane and his coach Toni Minichello. Leo Williams on camera. Stills shot by, Film Edited and Directed by Gray Hughes https://vimeo.com/386192004/230a9252e2

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Short Film: “You Say Nothing”

This is an incredible project that I’ve been working on for nearly 18 months. It’s the story of a boy who grew up amongst the conflict called The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970’s. When I first heard the

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Short Film: “You Say Nothing”

This is an incredible project that I’ve been working on for nearly 18 months. It’s the story of a boy who grew up amongst the conflict called The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970’s. When I first heard the

International Photography Awards 2019

I received Honorable Mention in two of this years iPA’s Advertising for Vodafone “Hello” and Reportage for “Down the Dogs” Obviously thrilled!  

International Photography Awards 2019

I received Honorable Mention in two of this years iPA’s Advertising for Vodafone “Hello” and Reportage for “Down the Dogs” Obviously thrilled!  

My Analogue Life: “What happened to shopping?”

I’ve been shooting on a Hasselblad C500 alongside my usual Nikon DSLR. I got my hands on a batch of FUJI Velvia which was 15 years expired, so I shot the entire batch whilst I was working on my series

My Analogue Life: “What happened to shopping?”

I’ve been shooting on a Hasselblad C500 alongside my usual Nikon DSLR. I got my hands on a batch of FUJI Velvia which was 15 years expired, so I shot the entire batch whilst I was working on my series

The Viking Planet

Some stills that were commissioned by The Viking Planet a 360 Virtual Reality experience which opens in Oslo this week.

The Viking Planet

Some stills that were commissioned by The Viking Planet a 360 Virtual Reality experience which opens in Oslo this week.

Sunday Times Magazine: Death of the High Street

The Sunday Times Magazine published my new photo-series this weekend. “What has happened to shopping” is an idea that stems from having seen the closure of department stores and shopping centres close and the demise of the High Street across

Sunday Times Magazine: Death of the High Street

The Sunday Times Magazine published my new photo-series this weekend. “What has happened to shopping” is an idea that stems from having seen the closure of department stores and shopping centres close and the demise of the High Street across

Built To Last

Here’s a film I made last month with former U.S service men and women some who are now employees of Stanley Black & Decker in Baltimore and Washington DC. The film was released on the 11th of November to commemorate

Built To Last

Here’s a film I made last month with former U.S service men and women some who are now employees of Stanley Black & Decker in Baltimore and Washington DC. The film was released on the 11th of November to commemorate

Rexona: Russia 2018

Here are some of the images for the Rexona shoot I did last year in Lisbon for this years World Cup in Russia. Fans from loads of different nations sweating it up!

Rexona: Russia 2018

Here are some of the images for the Rexona shoot I did last year in Lisbon for this years World Cup in Russia. Fans from loads of different nations sweating it up!