Ian Derry photographed Annette Bening (American Beauty, The Kids Are Alright) in 2012 for a photo essay on past BAFTA film awards winners, published in the official brochure given to all attendees of the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012.
Photographed in a hotel in Santa Monica, Ian Derry captures an intimate moment of a Hollywood legend.
This photograph is part of a new exhibition, The Director’s Cut: BAFTA Photography 2006–2016, curated by BAFTA Photography Director Janette Dalley. The exhibition shows a selection of Janette’s favourite images commissioned by BAFTA in her time as director.
About the Photograph
Size: (w) 16 x (h) 20 inches with a white boarder.
Printed on 240gsm lustre photographic paper
Colour with a white border
Courtesy of BAFTA and the photographer.
About the Photographer
Ian Derry is a London-based celebrity portrait, menswear and sports photographer. Derry started out on his local paper in Portsmouth, moving on to working for national newspapers including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror. Specialising in reportage, Derry covered news and sports until moving on to the studio environment. It is at this point that he started focusing on fashion and celebrity portraits where he has carved out a unique niche photographing some exceptional assignments and iconic people. Derry’s style is that of a captured moment and he should be counted amongst the foremost photographic portraitists working today.