Andrew Whittuck

My diverse career as a London photographer frequently involved creating images of well-known individuals. I originally studied photography at the London College of Printing. Whilst there I documented the Aberfan disaster in South Wales - a truly heart-breaking experience. After exhibiting those pictures, I left college to work as a freelance photojournalist alongside writer Farrukh Dhondy. Together we covered many varied stories through documentary photography and portraiture. One of these focused on the band ‘The Pink Floyd’. I shot them up close in my bedroom/studio using their gig lighting, and subsequently at Abbey Road. In 2017 some of these photographs were shown within the highly regarded Floyd exhibition at the V&A.

A further musically related story involved photographing Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and The Beatles, alongside Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull before they all went up to North Wales for a ‘preach’ in with the Yogi - thus launching ‘Transcendental Meditation’.

For many years I worked as a studio advertising photographer specialising in editorial Food and Still Life for magazines ranging from The Sunday Times, The Observer and The Daily Telegraph to Elle, Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Journal. I worked with many chefs including Keith Floyd, Marco Pierre White, Nigel Slater and Antonio Carluccio. In 1985 I received a Gold Award for my Still Life work by The Association of Photographers.

Outside of Food and Still Life my career frequently drew me to the arts - complementing the famous singers and musicians, I photographed numerous performers in film, stage and radio such as Helen Mirren on set to all the work of performance artist Bobby Baker. Such a network also enabled me to work for London galleries such as White Cube and The Royal Academy in photographing the artworks of other visual artists including Damien Hirst and Sydney Nolan.

Turning to literature, I also had the privilege of shooting many authors, such as Christy Brown, the writer of ‘My Left Foot’.

In recent years I have pursued landscape photography here in the UK and in France. However, I always enjoy revisiting my earlier images, both for the faces, photographic style and the memories evoked.

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Interview by journalist John May

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Title: Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, my studio , Hampstead, London 1967

Size: A3 Plus ( 329 x 483 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £425, signed, edition of 50

Title: All 4 Pink Floyd, my studio, Hampstead, London 1967

Size: A3 Plus ( 329 x 483 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £425 - signed, edition of 50

Title: Rick Wright, Pink Floyd, my studio, Hampstead, London 1967

Size: A3 Plus ( 329 x 483 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £425- signed, edition of 50

Title: Nick Mason, Pink Floyd, my studio Hampstead, London 1967

Size: A3 Plus ( 329 x 483 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £425- signed, edition of 50

Title: Rick Wright, Pink Floyd, my studio, Hampstead, London 1967

Size: A3 Plus ( 329 x 483 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £425- signed, edition of 50

Title: Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, my studio, Hampstead, London 1967

Size: A3 Plus ( 329 x 483 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £425- signed, edition of 50

Title: Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, my studio, Hampstead, London 1967

Size: A3 Plus ( 329 x 483 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £425- signed, edition of 50

Title: Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Maharishi photo story, King’s Cross, 1967

Size: A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £325

Title: The Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Hilton Hotel, London, 1967

Size: A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £325

Title: John Lennon, Maharishi preach in , Hilton Hotel, London, 1967

Size: A3 (297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £325

Title: Emmett Grogan, Allen Ginsberg and Stokely Carmichael, at ‘The Dialectics of Liberation’, The Roundhouse, London 1967

Size: A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £325

Title: Zeno, Writer, my studio, Hampstead, London 1974

Size: A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £225

Title: Sheila McLeod, Writer, Islington, London, 1973

Size: A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £225

Title: Christy Brown, Writer, with his sister, St. Patrick’s Night, Clontarf , Dublin 1969

Size: : A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £275

Title: Christy Brown, Writer of My Left Foot, Clontarf , Dublin 1969

Size: : A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £275

Title: Helen Mirren, Film Still , Hampstead Heath , London , 1963

Size: : A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £275

Title: Kenny Everett and Dave Cash, Capital Radio, 1974

Size: : A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £ 275

Title: Bobby Baker, Artist, ‘ Meringue Ladies ‘ performance, The Bullring, Birmingham , 1977

Size: : A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £275

Title: Prince Monolulu, horse racing pundit, London, 1966

Size: : A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £275

Title: Gordon Honeycombe, Magnesium Flash, Film Still, under Waterloo station, 1963

Size: : A3 ( 297 x 420 mm )

Medium: Archival digital print

Price: £275

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