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.

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!

Short Film: LYCRA DAD

Lycra Dad is my new film about middle age, competition and status and is adapted from a poem by renowned poet Murray Lachlan Young. An innocent school sports day turns into an epic masculine showdown, as a motley bunch of

Short Film: LYCRA DAD

Lycra Dad is my new film about middle age, competition and status and is adapted from a poem by renowned poet Murray Lachlan Young. An innocent school sports day turns into an epic masculine showdown, as a motley bunch of

Sunday Times Magazine: Extraordinary Adventure Club

I had an incredible few days in a Scottish Glen back in February to shoot a feature with the Extraordinary Adventure Club with the extraordinary writer Rebecca Newman. For the right price (around £200,000) you can be taken out of

Sunday Times Magazine: Extraordinary Adventure Club

I had an incredible few days in a Scottish Glen back in February to shoot a feature with the Extraordinary Adventure Club with the extraordinary writer Rebecca Newman. For the right price (around £200,000) you can be taken out of

The Guinness guide to St Patrick’s Day

Guinness tasked me to direct a 20 second film for their global Instagram channel, I also produced some stills to be used in the run up to St Patrick’s Day. It was great to see it went down so well,

The Guinness guide to St Patrick’s Day

Guinness tasked me to direct a 20 second film for their global Instagram channel, I also produced some stills to be used in the run up to St Patrick’s Day. It was great to see it went down so well,

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

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

Vodafone: The future is exciting. Ready?

Here’s the campaign I photographed for Vodafone in Slovenia and Croatia back in May. It’s now gone live in 36 countries. So far I’ve seen it at Oxford Circus tube, Waterloo station and in the Terminal 5 baggage hall. Wherever

Vodafone: The future is exciting. Ready?

Here’s the campaign I photographed for Vodafone in Slovenia and Croatia back in May. It’s now gone live in 36 countries. So far I’ve seen it at Oxford Circus tube, Waterloo station and in the Terminal 5 baggage hall. Wherever

Guinness X Meatopia

The Old Gate brewery in Dublin hosted a Meatopia event back in June. Myself and D.O.P Frank Madone were there for the weekend to shoot and create a film for Guinness. The films are on the way, and I will

Guinness X Meatopia

The Old Gate brewery in Dublin hosted a Meatopia event back in June. Myself and D.O.P Frank Madone were there for the weekend to shoot and create a film for Guinness. The films are on the way, and I will

Standard Life: Andy Murray

Earlier this year I directed 5  films and produced stills for a digital and print campaign with world number one Andy Murray. We had a 2 day shoot in London and a week in Dubai. Sir Andy Murray was world

Standard Life: Andy Murray

Earlier this year I directed 5  films and produced stills for a digital and print campaign with world number one Andy Murray. We had a 2 day shoot in London and a week in Dubai. Sir Andy Murray was world

David Reviews: Run Towards

Wow FIVE Stars! Thanks again to everyone involved… Here’s the film  

David Reviews: Run Towards

Wow FIVE Stars! Thanks again to everyone involved… Here’s the film  

Sunday Times Magazine: Dog Days Are Over

“Dog days are over” was published in The Sunday Times Magazine this weekend. I made a couple of visits to Wimbledon before it closed it’s doors for good on the 25th March. There’s always a sentimental feeling going back. I

Sunday Times Magazine: Dog Days Are Over

“Dog days are over” was published in The Sunday Times Magazine this weekend. I made a couple of visits to Wimbledon before it closed it’s doors for good on the 25th March. There’s always a sentimental feeling going back. I