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Who is Ralph Hutchings.com

preface

Ralph Hutchings is a contemporary artist, photographer and designer living on the French Riviera. He gained esteem for his work as Creative and Art Director, working for 12 reputed agencies in England and in France. He added another string to his bow when he took to shooting his own photography 20 years ago. His encounter and involvement with the artists of the world renowned art movement ‘the School of Nice’ led him to return to producing art.

artist

Ralph Hutchings is a ‘hereditary’ member of the world renowned art movement the ‘School of Nice’. In his role as cultural journalist of art on the French Riviera, Ralph led many projects with different artists of the movement. But his 15 year friendship with SACHA SOSNO (one of the major members of the movement) was to lead to an important artistic exchange and to the re-birth of his own shape of art. The first exhibition of this renew alwas held in 2014 at the City of Nice National Library LOUIS NUCERA under the imposing and most famous of SOSNO’s works ‘LaTêteCarrée’ (The Square Head) and the prestigious MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF NICE.

THE SCHOOL OF NICE - This movement was one of the most important artistic groups of the last century. Its group leaders: YVES KLEIN, ARMAN, CESAR, SOSNO, BEN, MARTIAL RAYSSE that need no introduction, broke new ground in contemporary art and worked with and inspired other famous artists all over the world, amoung which... a certain ANDY WARHOL.

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film director

Ralph has also a passion for film and music and shoots film now on digital format.Today the digital revolution in the moving picture world enables him to exploit his photographic skills to shooting movies. He has directed and filmed on movies now for over 30 years.

photographer people/fashion

As a photographer Ralph chose to turn his talents to capturing the beauty of women. For 5 years he was official photographer to the Elite Model contests in Warsaw, training the girls for their future roles in front of the camera. He was also on the jury for the finals of the contests on prime time tv.

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photographer - places / artists' homes

Ralph has put in the limelight the lives and works of many artists through his cultural publications. His activity as a cultural journalist has led him to photograph many of the artists’homes, that are in themselves works of art.

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photographer places / cultural

Ralph has had a continuous even obsessional involvement with the world of culture. As a publisher of 
books and guides on art and culture over the last 20 years, he has photographed many world renowned
museums and art installations as well as the artists behind the works.

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photographer - places / hotels

As a renowned art director and photographer in luxury tourism and culture,Ralph played the leading role in the renewal of the image of Monte Carlo in Monaco and of the city of Nice on the French Riviera. He published a City guide to the city of Nice and its region that was to become the ambassador for the region for many years. Its success was mainly due to the quality and innovative style of photography. His design agency was the official agency of the city for over 10 years being responsible for all design, advertising and photographic needs. This experience led him to produce photography and design for over 100 luxury hotels and restaurants over Europe.

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photographer - food / chefs

Ralph has worked on projects with many Michelin Star Chefs throughout his career. His complicity with certain chefs together with his own passion for fine cuisine gave birth to several original recipe books. He also produces recipe videos.

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designer - graphic design

Ralph started his career as a designer in a top design company in Covent Garden, London. He rapidly became owner of his own design outfit which led him all over the planet working on projects for major brands.He now looks after the image of a handful of prestigious clients including hotels, restaurants, artists and michelin star chefs. His graphic work has won him several design awards and spans from graphics to 3D objects and interior design.

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designer - interior / exterior design

Ralph studied technical drawing as well as design and technology before leaving college to work as a graphic designer. His involvement with the leaders of the house building market in England led to interior design work on the show-houses and showrooms of many housing development projects, heading up his own interior design team. His involvement with luxury tourism clients on the French Riviera led him to work on interior and exterior design projects for luxury hotels and restaurants.

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designer - exhibition and corporate space design

With his architectural experience and flair for design Ralph produces designs for all kinds of commercial spaces such as exhibition stands, showrooms, boutiques, factories and offices.

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designer - object design

Ralph designs objects for different industries such as tableware and furniture. He is also the art director for world renowned window mannequin producers WINDOW FRANCE,developing mannequins for the world’s most successful fashion brands.

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cultural journalist

Ralph is also a producer of books, from lifestyle to cuisine, from art to travel, driven by the numerous encounters of places and people he meets through his every day work and his determination and eagerness to share this knowledge with others. Pen in hand and camera on his shoulder he seeks to relay each subject with conviction and passion, treating each subject graphically with his own style of esthetic sense that has become his signature.

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ralph's work

WORKS BY RALPH HUTCHINGS - 'light source' 1m x 1m. Photographic print on pvc.
METAL COUTURE. clothing project with Couturier Johan Deschamps.
BOOK ON THE WORKS OF ARTIST SASHA SOSNO. Designer and editor - Ralph Hutchings.
ART INSTALLATION / HAPPENING. Jean Mas, Ralph Hutchings
PHOTO FOR MICHELIN CHEF ALAIN LLORCA. The image represents the concept 'bistrot chic' of the chain of restaurants CAFÉ LLORCA.
WORKS OF RALPH HUTCHINGS - I'm a little tied up at the moment 1.2m x 1.2m
ARTIST'S ATELIER. South of france.
WORKS OF RALPH HUTCHINGS - LIBERTY OF EXPRESSION. 2.4m x 2.4m. Canvas on aluminium frame.
ART INSTALLATION / HAPPENING. Sasha Sosno, Ralph Hutchings
WORKS OF RALPH HUTCHINGS - 'fashion accessory'. 1m x 1m. Photographic print with plastic bottles.
IMAGE AND DESIGN - Celebrity cook book 'in the kitchen with stars'
WORKS OF RALPH HUTCHINGS - tree of life. 2.5m x 2.5m. The public is invited to write their future on green 'post-its' and add them to the tree.
WORKS OF RALPH HUTCHINGS - Portait of Jean Mas, artist of the school of Nice.
ART INSTALLATION / HAPPENING. Jean Mas, Ralph Hutchings
METAL COUTURE. clothing project with Couturier Johan Deschamps.
PORTRAIT OF ARTIST SASHA SOSNO.
PORTRAIT OF DESIGNER MATALI CRASSET
IMAGE AND DESIGN - Celebrity cook book 'in the kitchen with stars'
Portrait of artist Vivien Isnard (School of Nice movement)
WORKS BY RALPH HUTCHINGS - 'adolescence'. 1m x 1m. Photographic print on pvc with bottles of nail varnish.
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Contact

+33(0)6 09 66 86 56

ralphhutchings@ymail.com