freelance career started in London. Her strong black and white pictures
appeared most weeks in The Daily Telegraph for some years. She then
moved her studio to Essex where, among other commissions, she worked
for The Educational Supply Association, taking pictures for their
catalogues of children playing and working with ESA merchandise.
Julia Hedgecoe's distinguished photography is well known throughout
East Anglia and portraits commissioned by the University
of Cambridge, for Educating Eve (Cambridge
University Press), have been exhibited at the National
Portrait Gallery, London. The Gallery subsequently purchased
a number for their permanent collection.
one thousand colour images of the storied, medieval roof bosses
that lie high in the ceilings of Norwich Cathedral can be seen in
her book Stories In Stone (A&C Black).
The stunning beauty of these carvings which until this publication
had never been seen, were used by Channel 4 Television for two programmes.
A CD-ROM showing over nine hundred of these is available from the
Norwich Cathedral Shop.
Julia Hedgecoe's most recently published book, In
Good Company (Cambridge
Arts Theatre July 2005) displays full page, her beautiful black
portraits of many famous actors, actresses and theatre directors.
handsome book contains interviews by Nicola Upson and Mandy Morton.
Julia Hedgecoe works from her studio in Cambridge and for some
of the year from her house in southern Spain. Commercial and
private portraiture is in constant demand from all age groups.
Food photography and interiors are other areas of her work. Spain
is a growing portfolio.
work is distinguished by her love of light and a sharp eye for design
and texture, with a very particular sensitivity for the humanity
of her subjects.
the Publications section for more
of Julia Hedgecoe's published work.