Derek Hudson is a British photographer whose career has spanned 40 plus years since an apprenticeship in London's Fleet Street. Leaving Britain for New York in pursuance of a career in magazine photography at the behest of his mentor Terry Fincher he rose amongst the ranks of leading photographers in his field collaborating with the world's foremost magazines including Time, Newsweek, Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, Financial Times magazine, Stern, Der Spiegel, El Pais, Correra Della Serra, Télérama, Le Monde, Paris Match, Vogue France, and the Gruner + Jahr group travel magazine Geo. Upon returning to the U.K. from New York he realised his teenage dream by being appointed contributing photographer at Life Magazine for Europe until the title's closure in 2000.

Specialising in the fields of reportage and portrait photography he has been awarded accolades from the World Press Photo, the Art Director's Club of New York and received many other recognitions for his work the world over. He prides himself with being a skilled visual storyteller through documenting events and issues dear to his heart often known to react to news events at a moment's notice. While his reportage skills have been at the forefront of his career he is equally comfortable with creating scenes purely from ideas. To wit, a recent opportunity to put his creative skills into practice came about when commissioned to a commercial assignment for the English singer Tom Chaplin. Combining his storyteller and conceptual set of skills he conceived eleven artwork plates from scratch to illustrate Chaplin’s debut solo album helping it to reach the top of the British charts.

Derek currently resides in Berlin and commutes to London and Paris on assignment.


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