Originally from Somerset, Stuart Redler started in advertising, photographing campaigns for high profile multinationals including Volvo, IBM and Deutsche Bank.
Stuart’s interest in far flung places and cultures has resulted in his unusual photographs of architecture, people and nature. The unexpected and sometimes humorous subject matter, combined with the intense contrasts of black and white and use of strong light, give his pictures their stark and unique style.
As well as appearing in numerous private collections, his work is included in the permanent collection at The National Portrait Gallery in London and has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
His new series entitled , Nocturnal London, takes no less than a challenging subject, a city endlessly photographed and seen by many of its citizens daily. As in his Rajasthan works, Redler manages to surprise the viewer and make him re-visit the obvious but with a completely different and unexpected take.
The immensity of St Paul’s Cathedral, captured from the south bank, becomes almost a miniature maquette. Lights on the trees appear as millions of surrounding bright stars offering a magical view. Westminster Abbey is perceived between tree branches that wrap her like precious lacework whilst a solitary and deserted Westminster Bridge is lit by a moon-like Big Ben.
Iconic images of London, such as the Underground sign, the London Eye, the Albert Bridge and Nelson’s Column are stripped off of their familiarity and attain a seductive, mysterious aura.
Stuart has received many awards, including six from The Association of Photographers who awarded him Gold for his portfolio of architectural images. He has also received awards from Agfa, Graphis, PDN and Communication Arts among others.
“Stuart Redler puts everything into a picture that I love. With his distinctive personal style, sense of humour and spirited playfulness his pictures are a pleasure to behold and keep me amused for hours wondering what is going on in his mind.”
Victoria Lukens, Picture Editor, The Independent on Sunday Review
“Expect to be mesmerised…………because whether he’s taking pictures of double barrelled trees, architectural novelties or people in South Africa or the Middle East, Stuart Redler’s images are always touching, quirky and inventive. His eye for pattern, details (comic or significant) and the surreal give his images their appeal.“