Derek Hutchison

Photographer Male Los Angeles, California, US My MM URL:
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About Me

After 8 years of studio experimentation and working as a freelancer (I run a hybrid for-profit/non-profit headshot business for actors), I decided to study photography formally. I'm a Photo + Imaging major at one of the most respected art schools in the world - the Art Center College of Design - shooting like crazy and looking for models, stylists and make-up artists to work with.

I'm interested in just about everything - from portraiture to fashion to dark alternative conceptual photography. I shoot a lot of black and white film - 35mm, medium format and a 4X5 large format view camera, and I print in a traditional darkroom. I also shoot digital. Most shoots, I mix different formats and shoot in both color and black and white.

Photography is a passion, maybe better described as an obsession, for me. I shoot constantly and look at other artists' work every day to keep my eye and my brain sharp. Art Center has been a dream, especially as an older student - having had years in the "real world" and now getting to make images every day all day.

I shoot in my studio at the historic Brewery Complex, just outside of Downtown L.A. and at the Art Center Stages in Pasadena, depending on the type of shoot and lighting equipment required.

When we put our heads together to come up with something, it's a collaboration between two equals, not a boss and an employee. I value input, experimentation, spontaneity and originality.


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