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American actor Tim Robbins – Charlie Hopkinson, 2004

21 June 2007

American actor Tim Robbins – Charlie Hopkinson, 2004
Photographer since 1990, EPUk member since 2007

I was commissioned by the Times in London, to photograph Tim Robbins for a profile. Robbins had spent ages in Friday evening traffic getting to the studio, was late as a result, so time was very limited for the shoot.

It would be fair to say it was a challenging session, photography was probably not high on his list of priorities.

External pressures often make for difficult, but rewarding photo sessions.  Tension in the subject provided an unexpected but interesting result, though I only noticed the clenched fist during editing.

Charlie became a professional photographer in 1990 and concentrates on photographing people, principally connected with the arts, for magazines and newspapers and has some advertising and corporate clients too.

Charlie has also written about photography including part of a series co-written with Lucy Davies, on how to take better pictures with your digital camera, featured in the Review Section of the (Saturday) Telegraph, which ran for 12 weeks.

That series has now evolved into a photography competition, which Charlie is currently co-running in the Review Section of the (Saturday) Telegraph.

Photographer since 1990, EPUK member since 2007.

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