Sue Hudelson 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 freelance, 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, both old and new. 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. The images in this 2023 version of the website are evolving. 

Her new work plays with the way time feels both still and sped up. This brings up questions to explore about how we relate to our own timeline. ("Time" is open for interpretation.) During this period of climate change, division, and the flood of information we experience daily, she's seeking ways to highlight the importance of  interconnectedness between people, places and beliefs.   

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 seep in.  

One of her portraits, Julie, is 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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