Hugh Hastings is the primary Getty Images editorial News, Entertainment, and Royal Rota photographer for Cornwall. 

He is the Photographer in Residence at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro, and a specialist in documenting location projects with a BTS (behind-the-scenes) angle, such as his ongoing work for HFC, and the Duchy of Cornwall at Nansledan, Newquay.  

Hugh  became Chelsea Football Club's official photographer when he was 20, a post he held for for 10 years becoming the first photographer in the Football League ( as it was then)  to gain BTS access to a club's inner sanctum. He is still a salaried member of the Club's media comms team,  providing matchday image editing and managing the digital picture Archives.

Hugh has given over 100 public presentations and workshops, he is a TEDx speaker (2018), TEDx mentor (2019), and a speaker for the ShelterBox disaster relief charity.

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Recent Client Comments:

"It was such a pleasure to meet you yesterday and have you with us. Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. They truly are wonderful and you have captured some magical moments."

Sophie Mergaliyev , Mergaliyev Classical Ballet, 2024

"Some awesome shots here mate. We will make sure we get them out on social."

The Libertines, 2024

"Brilliant positioning Hugh, love it!"

Getty Images Production Co-Ordinator UK Entertainment, 2024

"I've just been looking through the photos and videos again and they are great, thank you so much."  

Cornwall VSF, 2023

"These are beautiful Hugh."  

Hugh Petter, Architect, 2023

"Hi Hugh, the pictures are amazing!" 

DCA PR, 2023

"Wonderful shots!" 

Duchy of Cornwall, 2023

"Our resident photographer Hugh Hastings has been with us throughout 2022, capturing our journey one creative images at a time. Not only is he truly talented, he is one of the nicest people we've met!"

Hall for Cornwall, 2022

"Thank you for making it all so slick. The images look superb, wonderfully smiley and relaxed." 

NHS Cornwall, 2022

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