About the Artist
British Photographer Glen Luchford is a world-famous fashion and portrait photographer. For the last thirty years, he has worked with most of fashion’s leading magazines including British Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, and many more. His work first caught the public eye in the late 1990s, with his avant-garde fashion campaigns for Prada, which won him the prestigious Best Campaign Award from the British Design and Art Direction Organization. Luchford has successfully exemplified a visual language that had never before been seen in the fashion or fine art arenas, launching the photographer as one of his generation’s most imaginative talents.
He has shot campaigns for advertising clients such as Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Prada and Hugo Boss. Most recently, Luchford has gained widespread attention and admiration for his influential work behind the successful re-branding of Italian fashion house, Gucci, under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele.
Luchford has published five books, Jenny Saville & Glen Luchford: Closed Contact, Gagosian Gallery (2002), Glen Luchford (2009), Damaged Negatives (2013), Glen Luchford: Pictorialism (2014), which documents his prolific body of work and it’s unparalleled influence on the industry. His most recent book, The Agony and the Ecstasy launched in 2018.
His work is collected by some of the most prestigious museums in the world such as, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, MoMA, New York, The Getty, Los Angeles, MoCa, Los Angeles, The Hermitage, Russia, Dallas Contemporary and the Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles, for their permanent archive.
A biographical interview with him is held in the Oral History of British Photography wing at the British Library. One of Luchford’s first collaborations was with the visceral British painter Jenny Saville, with their photographs having been exhibited in art galleries and cultural centers including the ICA, London, Pace MacGill, New York, and the Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles. Their collaborative process is also the subject of a 1998 documentary film.
In 2001, Luchford directed the film Here to Where, about a filmmaker wanting to make a film about a man stranded at an airport. Nominated for the Michael Powell award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film is considered to be an inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal. Glen was awarded Silver at the Ciclope Film Festival in Berlin for Direction of the Gucci AW17 campaign film.
In 2014, Luchford launched The Rose Hotel in Venice Beach, California. Vogue magazine voted it one of the 10 best hotels in the world 2014.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Moma, New York The Getty, Los Angeles
The Hermitage, Russia Dallas Contemporary Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles