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Gray Hughes grew up in southwest London but has always had strong connections to the USA. He has spent many summers on road trips, visiting family in California. In his early twenties he moved to New York and assisted various fashion photographers before returning to London to shoot editorial sports and lifestyle. He has since worked for brands including Coca-Cola, Asics, Nike, Adidas, Reebok and PowerAde.

Gray has always loved film and music - his mother exposed him to Hitchcock at an inappropriately young age. As a young teen he used to record music demos on a four-track recorder. Then in 2001 he took a break from photography to pursue a career in music, remixing dance music for four years before returning to his first love, photography.

Gray’s personal projects have taken him to cowboy country in Montana, USA as well as Rio de Janeiro and more recently, around the grassroots rugby clubs of Britain. His film, 'Heartland' was a finalist in the 2015 AOP awards, with the accompanying photographs featured in the Sunday Times Magazine.

He directed his first commercial for The Glamorgan Brewing Company in 2015 and subsequently joined Ridley Scott Associates. Last year he directed films for Reebok, Standard Life, and Guinness, and also photographed global campaigns for Vodafone, and Unilever.

In 2017 his film, the Orwellian inspired “Run Towards” was awarded 5 stars on David Reviews and was a runner up at the London X4 film festival. He was also highly commended in 7 different categories in the prestigious International Photography Awards.

The National Portrait Gallery have some of Gray’s portraits in their permanent collection.

In 2018 he will be releasing a short film called “Lycra Dad” a film comedy adapted from a poem by the redoubtable Murray Lachlan Young.

Gray lives near Brighton in the Sussex countryside with his wife Gemma who is also a photographer, and their 2 kids Johnny and Eva.