Photographer Hugh Stewart is one of the best in the business, and the fact that he’s based predominantly in Australia is something for the country to be very proud of. His intimate portraits unveil a side of celebrities often hidden; there’s a rawness, not so much in style, but in the truth that Hugh Stewart’s lens captures. Such a talent has served the photographer well - he’s photographed everyone from Michael Caine and Clint Eastwood to Nicole Kidman and (above) Leonardo DiCaprio, for magazines as broad as American, French and Australian Vogue through to Vanity Fair.
“The confidence to take the picture and all of those assured technical elements are second nature to me by now. The visual result should be an authentic instinctive reaction, but it has taken 20 years of shooting to reach this point.”