As a schoolmaster, it is always a pleasure to follow the progress of former Tutees. It is usually difficult to imagine what they might do with their lives when they leave your care at the age of thirteen. I am particularly proud of those who have succeeded within the field of photography:
Alex Barron Hough – Creative Production Director, TIGI
Alex’s involvement in photography started off the other side of the camera, modelling for catalogues. (I suspect he will not forgive me for posting an image of him aged 12, from the Argos catalogue), but it was not long before he was working for TIGI Linea, becoming the face of their Bed Head for Men range.
At the same time, he was developing the photographic skills that had first interested him at school, finding himself working both in front and behind the camera as a photographic assistant.
Today he is a routine fixture photographing backstage at Fashion Weeks in London, Paris, Milan and New York and is the Creative Production Director for TIGI UK, but he has also spent time in the recent past as the official photographer for The Who.
Rick Findler – Photojournalist
With photography seeds sown at school, Rich (I have always known Rick Findler as Rich) developed an interest in photojournalism, with a particular penchant for conflict photography. His work regularly features in leading publications and featured in the February 2018 RPS edition Journal.
I always enjoy receiving telephone calls from Rich which are often requests for help: lending a camera lens; sourcing ‘exotic’ hardware for his trips, such as respirators, military spec. laptops, etc., or perhaps providing advice on some of the military hardware he has photographed. In return, I am always fortunate enough to be included in a small group of friends and family who receive daily field reports from him, detailing and illustrating his work when he is out of the country.
Rich also works with The McLellan Practice as a school’s speaker on Conflict Photography from the Front Line.