The folio of portraiture photographer & raconteur Hugh Stewart is a treasure trove of A-listers from every industry. Hugh's iconic images include portraits of Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Cash, Barry Humphries, Clint Eastwood, Bill Nighy, Robert Redford and multiple Australian PMs.
Hugh’s journey from growing up on a farm in New Zealand to refining his craft in London & New York is testament to his curiosity and energy. Portraiture is an integral part of his work and has culminated in his Pop-Up Portrait Gallery. To sit for Hugh is a crash course in the art of conversation. His illustrious career ensures tales of the unexpected — spontaneous, droll, and hilarious.
Hugh’s list of editorial clients includes titles: Vogue (Australian, British, French and American), i-D magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Instyle, Stellar, Sunday Life and The Hollywood Reporter. Hugh’s commercial clients include Sony, Levi’s, J-Crew, Chanel, Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Tourism Australia, Westfield, RM Williams, HBO, Netflix, Warner Bros, Sydney Theatre Company, Mastercard. Hugh has directed TVC and motion films for clients as diverse as R.M. Williams, Glenfiddich Whisky, Tourism Australia, and Chanel.
Hugh has collaborated extensively with Academy Award-winning director Baz Luhrmann on Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby, and Elvis. Hugh’s portraits have exhibited at The National Portrait Galleries, London, and Canberra. In 2020 he was highly commended in the National Portrait Prize, Canberra. Hugh is based in Sydney Australia and works from his studios in Halls Lane Woollahra and Station Street Co-Op in Bangalow.