John Stoddart Photography Collection
John Stoddart is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned photographers. Born in the United Kingdom he is known as “the photographer to the stars”, photographing glamorous celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sir Anthony Hopkins, to big name bands including “The Rolling Stones”.
... John’s passions for photography began during his military service in the 70’s, taking a hobby of shooting images of his fellow troops, to expanding it into a full time career. Inspiration for his work and his image perspectives were drawn from master photographer idols that included Richard Avedon and Arthur Fellig, (”Weegee”). Their work inspired and perfected his style and passion for photography.
By the early 1980’s he had photographed every major record label band, establishing himself as a legend photographer. He has worked for major publications and brands that included Vogue, Harper’s, EMI and Virgin and is often credited for the return of glamour to popular culture.
A notoriously fast photographer, he has a preference for working with film as opposed to digital. John’s passion for photography carries over to the complete printing process and also includes his collection of beautiful, era gone by cameras. He is not just a photographer, he is an artist and his work captures not just a picture but a story that can be told to the viewer through the eyes of his subjects