Stuart Redler was brought up on a farm in Somerset, England. He moved to London aged 18 to study economics, then photography. After college he spent 15 years photographing advertising campaigns for companies such as Volvo, IBM and Deutsche Bank. Since then he has concentrated on fine art photography.
Stuart's interest in far flung (and near) 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 also been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum. His work has appeared in publications including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday, Conde Nast Traveller and House & Garden.
Stuart has received a number of awards, including six from The Association of Photographers who awarded him Gold for his portfolio of architectural images. He has also received awards from Graphis, PDN and Communication Arts.
To coincide with his exhibition Timbuktu to W2, and in conjunction with the Cultural Mission of Timbuktu, Stuart set up a competition to find a British town to twin with Timbuktu in Mali. Hay-on-Wye eventually won, having beaten off competition from over 40 towns and cities.