Welsh born British celebrity portrait photographer Cambridge Jones has built up a reputation for photographing the rich and famous. From Prime Ministers to pop stars, Jones` subjects cannot help but be striking, but his powerful images of them show us these well-known figures in a new light.
His exhibitions have included The RADA Centenary Portraits, portraits of the great and good from British stage and screen include familiar faces such as Alan Rickman, Joan Collins, John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. He cites Cecil Beaton and David Bailey as inspiration for his practice.
‘Talking Pictures’ his most recent exhibition portrays some of Wales’s greatest names Michael Sheen, former Python Terry Jones; actors Damian Lewis, Jonathan Pryce; Sian Phillips, Matthew Rhys, Ioan Gruffudd author Jan Morris; singers Shirley Bassey, Bonnie Tyler, and Cerys Matthews; Welsh bands Stereophonics; opera Singers Bryn Terfel, and Katherine Jenkins. Cambridge Jones has been described as ‘Britain’s answer to Annie Leibovitz’.
Notable commissions include work for RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts), Prince Charles` charity The Prince`s Trust, The BBC, Nelson Mandela, London 2012 (Olympics Committee), Mayor of London Boris Johnson, and Christ Church Oxford.
In 2009 he was made an ambassador to The Prince’s Trust.