Sue Hudelson (b.1967, San Gabriel, CA) is a photographer and artist based in Los Angeles. Lucky to be born during the analog film era, she started taking pictures with a 110 instamatic camera in 4th grade summer school and was hooked. 

She earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine, then furthered her technical skills by working for master printer and photographer Tyler Boley for two years in Seattle; she utilizes multiple formats from 35mm to 4x5 film cameras, has spent countless hours (years) in the darkroom, incorporated a digital workflow, and lived the circuitous path of a professional photographer.

While experimenting with ongoing personal photo projects and  spending a couple decades shooting editorial assignments and privately commissioned portraits in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Maui, she also incorporated teaching photography in various capacities. 

Currently, Hudelson has transitioned her focus solely on personal art and photography projects. When the pandemic flipped our idea of "life as usual" her interests turned toward what is. Her recent work reflects interest in recurating, renovating, and reconstructing images from her archives, and layering on new pieces and mediums. Her recent work also plays with the way time feels both still and sped up. And during this time of climate change and division, she's seeking to highlight the importance of  interconnectedness between people, places and beliefs. She's learning from the indigenous people of Southern California, the lands she grew up on, in hopes of creating visuals that inform and inspire through the rich history and wisdom of the original populations.  

No matter the subject of her images, Hudelson plays with line, shape, textures, and the power of compositional choices. Her perspective reveals reverence for the subject while a twist of wry humor, layers of emotions, or a sense of joyful grit and freedom seep in.  

One of her portraits, Julie, will be included in the group exhibition, Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art October 8, 2022 - March 19, 2023, and then to the Frist Museum in Nashville from May 26, 2023 to August 13, 2023.

Available for commissions. Please send me your thoughts and print inquiries - I'd love to hear from you. 

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