Hugo Rittson Thomas is a British portrait, nature and interiors photographer. He started his career after studying Fine Art at Central St. Martin’s and Goldsmiths University of London, and took part in the landmark exhibition Temple of Diana alongside Tracey Emin at The Blue Gallery in 1999.
In 2011, Hugo shot a series entitled Creatives, documenting a number of high-profile individuals. The ongoing project encapsulated London’s creative scene and people working within it, from Alex James and Hans-Ulrich Obrist to Kylie Minogue and Gilbert and George.
He photographed Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cornwall for his book The Queen’s People which was published by Assouline in 2016. Other notable portraits include the Dalai Lama, David Cameron, Kylie Minogue and Sting.
Hugo has photographed six books: Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds (2015), Great Gardens of London (2015), The Queen’s People (2016), Secret Gardeners: Britain’s Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries (2017), Wildflowers for The Queen (2021) and English Country House Style (2021).
Hugo’s ‘Wildflowers for The Queen' project is currently exhibiting at the Garden Museum in London, until 17th October Details here: https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/hugo-rittson-thomas-wildflowers-for-the-queen
Hugo lives in Oxfordshire with his wife Silka Rittson Thomas.