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Behind the Scenes from Tag Heuer

Found some new things you may or might not have seen. Found a behind the scenes thing from Tag Heuer on a website that I posted on our facebook page. Photos are originally by Frank Terry. Also an old photoshoot from Russh Magazine on photos from Hugh Stewart for Romeo and Juliet.

It wasn’t meant to be Claire Danes. Natalie Portman was first in line for Baz Luhrmann’s Juliet. But things don’t always go according to plan. Or so says Hugh Stewart, the portrait photographer who gave us a Romeo-era Leonardo DiCaprio and so much more.

“I was living in London in this quite notorious and well-known squat that I helped set up. It was 1981 and I was interested in taking photographs. There was this great subject matter around: there were a lot of people who went to Goldsmiths, The Royal College of Art, RADA, that went to the Slade (School of Fine Art), there were people from Siouxsie and the Banshees living there, Tom Dixon – the industrial designer – was my neighbor, there was a very well-known photographer called Cindy Palmano who used to work for the NME, and we all lived in this place. As a result, we built darkrooms and did all this stuff. I got more involved than I had been in photography and just started photographing the people who lived there … The squat came to an end and that period in London ended right about the time that hip-hop started. I still remember listening to White Lines coming across the rooftops one morning.”

Dressed in an aged flannelette shirt that could have been around since ‘81 and light denim jeans, Hugh Stewart is a tall, informal gentleman who loves to tell a story. You don’t get the feeling he’s embellishing the facts; instead he was just there in the right place, at the right time. The first oldest son in six generations not to take over the family farm in New Zealand, Stewart instead followed his loves – photography and the women in his life – all over the world.