Growing up outside Paris, Hugues Laurent never formally studied photography, but he developed a great interest in art. After completing a master’s degree in art history at the University of Paris, where he studied contemporary photography, he decided to utilize his profound knowledge of the history of photography and pursue a career as a photographer.
Hugues was introduced to fashion photography while working as an assistant for numerous photographers.
His primary interest is portrait photography. His work brings a mix of raw and elegant sophistication with spontaneous and vivid shots.
The fashion industry and eccentric people are some of his favorite subjects. Hugues has photographed the work of many fashion designers for various publications, including W Magazine, Vanity Fair, WSJ Magazine and T Magazine.
Hugues manages to bridge the divide between fashion and portrait photography with an interest in realism and the descriptive power of photography. His fashion work oscillates between the spontaneous and the staged with his sense of elegance, where humor and great references are key.
Hugues divides his time between Los Angeles, New York and Paris.
Hugues Laurent’s editorial work is seen internationally in publications, including W Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Numero, WSJ Magazine, T Magazine, Dujour, Intermission, Stylist France, Teen Vogue, Mixte and Modern Weekly.
He’s photographed celebrities such as Lupita Nyongo, Alicia Keys, Lavern Cox, Natalie Dormer, Léa Seydoux, Marisa Berenson and Rita Ora.
Editorial: W magazine, Vogue US, Vanity Fair France, WSJ Magazine, T Magazine, Vanity Fair UK, Teen Vogue, Stylist France, Obsession, Intermission, Mixte, Modern Weekly, Numéro, Numéro China, Numéro Tokyo, Chanel Maison d’Art, BCBG, Asos, AEFFE, Giuseppe Zanotti.