Master of light
Fergus Greer is a master at “playing” with light. The way he interprets a subject, builds the image and leaves the person in its full value is characteristic of his style. He tries to show the essence of a person in one glance. His photos always are about the sitter, not the photographer. Yet in his own way: “I make them look pretty”. Over the years, Fergus Greer photographed hundreds of celebrities.
Assistant to Richard Avedon
Fergus Greer was born in England and raised in Ireland. He studied at Saint Martins School of Art and Fashion in London and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He began his career as a photographer as an assistant to the American photographer Richard Avedon and the British photographer Terence Donovan (1989-1990). Simultaneously he worked as a freelance photographer. From 1997 Fergus Greer lived ten years in America. He currently lives and works mostly in London.
Thanks to his specialty, Fergus Greer has worked for many leading magazines, including Fortune, GQ, London Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair. His personal work has been shown in galleries and museums in America, Europe and Australia. And has been included in many public and private collections. The National Portrait Gallery in London has 65 portraits by Fergus Greer in her collection.