Claire Newman-Williams (United Kingdom - )


I was born and raised in England and moved to America in 1988 where I worked primarily as a portrait photographer. Also known for photographing actors, my work appeared in numerous national and international publications including Time Magazine, The New York Times and The Advocate. I returned to the UK in 2005.

After 20 years of working as a commercial and editorial photographer I had become disenchanted by the hours I spent sitting in front of a computer tweaking digital files and making people look pretty. I wanted my work to reflect more of my life. It has been said that creativity can simply be the process of learning about ourselves and for me, the change that led me to being an artist was when I stopped looking for things to photograph that could be “fine art” images and started looking instead for emotions and memories, feelings and thoughts that I wanted to express.

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