Acclaimed Photographer Nigel Hudson is holding a ‘silent auction’ to raise funds for the GWH ‘Brighter Futures’ appeal.
The theme is ‘Splendid Isolation Lockdown’, and every day Nigel is creating a new image, unique to that day and unique in its printing at a 12″ x 15″ size complete with Nigel’s digital signature. Each image will be unique for the successful bidder.
With Lockdown, Nigel now stays at home. No commissions in exotic (and not-so-exotic) far-flung locations creating images for international corporates. Time to look closer to home, the garden, what happens in the house, or just on the other side of the window and to channel creative energies into something different, initially into a theme of images for his Instagram feed.
The reaction to these images was so positive that he decided to take a big step further and use this theme of images to raise funds for the benefit of an organisation that is there to help us all – the NHS, but particularly something more specific to us all around here – the ‘Brighter Futures’ fundraising wing of our local GWH.
“The Coronavirus crisis is an International emergency that has taken the world by surprise” explained Nigel. “And it has changed our lives in so many ways. At the centre of the struggle to regain control and help those in distress are the courageous front line workers of the NHS. They literally have our lives in their hands and I feel an overwhelming need to support their efforts and their courage in any way I can.”
Nigel explained how the silent auction will work: “I am auctioning all of the images that I have created and will continue to create as long as the Stay at Home enforcements are in place. The artists proof of each image will be available to purchase through a silent auction via my email address email@example.com. Each print will be produced at size 12″ X 15 ” complete with my digital signature. The printing costs have been kindly donated by John Herlinger at Fotospeed in Corsham.”
Now resident just outside Marlborough on the edge of Savernake Forest, Nigel’s experience dates back to Graphic Design at the prestigious St Martin’s School of Art in London’s Charing Cross Road in the Seventies where his focus switched from art board to viewfinder and a life-long love affair with the camera took over.
After St Martin’s Nigel’s professional photographic career blossomed in the vibrant London advertising scene, working with many of the feted photographers of the day (David Bailey to drop just one of many possible names) whose efforts, skills, reputations and sheer panache established London as the World focal centre of advertising and commercial art in the seventies, eighties and decades since.
Nigel’s ability to blend into a given situation and his ability to mix in all social and professional levels held him in good stead. But what gives Nigel the edge is his ability to find and create an arresting image in any given situation. He has worked in some of the most beautiful locations on earth, but also in some of the most uninspiring. What his clients appreciated and loved was that he could always be relied upon to come home with a shot that got to the heart of the story. This is a rare talent and one that inspired his clients long term loyalty. And a talent that is being offered to everyone through the ‘Brighter Futures’ silent auction.
Many of the images included are shown here. They can also be seen in his Instagram Feed and also be viewed in much greater detail on his website.
How to secure an image? View all images displayed on the linked page, or select from his website or Instagram page. Simply send Nigel and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your bid for the image of your choice. The successful bidders and those whose bid did was not successful, will be notified each Monday morning via email, with a link to the fundraising page for ‘Brighter Futures’
The minimum bid for each artwork is £30.00
There is a DONATE button on the ‘Brighter Futures’ page where you can make your bid donation.
All money donated will go directly to the ‘Brighter Futures’ charity, where it will be used to fund their work for the Great Western Hospital (GWH) and front line workers at the hospital.
The printing of Nigel’s images has been kindly donated by John Herlinger at FOTOSPEED in Corsham.
The images are printed on Platinum Etching Fine Art Paper. The size of each print is 12’ X 15 inches with a two inch border to facilitate framing. Because he is unable to physically sign the print, his digital signature will be placed to the bottom right had corner.
Once you have paid for your bid, the image will be printed and dispatched by courier to your home address.