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7 February 2019

Hi Hugh,
was very nice to meet you yesterday, thanks for sending the images over so quickly… they are fantastic.

Thanks again,
Kind regards

Kenny Djemal
Bellvue Ltd

8 October 2018

Hi Hugh

This photograph is a masterpiece.

You should do a very limited editon at a very large size and flog it to the banks that feature in it


Christian Furr

27 April 2017

Hi Hugh, the images look fantastic! Everyone was really pleased here
and the images were used by our director the very next day in a

Tina Warner
Maritime Museum

24 November 2016

Dear Hugh
Thank you for doing such a good job so quickly and well. it was lovely to meet you
love Sophie

Sophie Walbeoffe

7 October 2016

Thanks so much Hugh. It looks so much better than the original!

Best wishes,

Jemma Phipps

17 March 2016

Hi Hugh,

Here’s what I did with the illustration you photographed so well. If you’d like a larger version, in any format, please ask.

Will settle your (very reasonable) bill on the morrow.

See you again,

Paul Hamilton
One Another Ltd

18 January 2016

Dear Hugh,

Happy new year!

Thank you for doing such a lovely job with the Red Shoes print. I am very happy with how it came out.

About another painting

It's probably best you re-shoot the painting, so that would need to be added to the quote(s).
I have a professionally-shot TIF and JPG, but I know you could do a much better job, and I imagine you'd be happier working from your own shots (is "shots" the correct lingo?)


Nicholas Grainger Taylor

1 November 2015

Dear Hugh Gilbert
My late husband Ivor Abrahams, whom you photographed in the past for the Royal Academy, died in January this year.
They used one of your great photographs of Ivor in his London studio for their website.
 It really is such a great picture.  I need similar studio shots for a sculpture show at the Mayor Gallery in January 2016

Many thanks

Evelyne Abrahams

4 September 2015

Hi there Hugh and thanks ever so much for the great photo record of our ditches here.

Viv xx

Tony and Vivien Whitbread

18 July 2015

Dear All

You've not all met, but thanks to your various pieces of amazing help today we have just published the Chelsea Arts Club 'Present to the Future' brochure and animation. Thank you all so much for your kindness and patience, particularly in the last fraught three days!

Very particular thanks to Dan (and Rob and Joe) for the amazing animation and to Simon for the truly wonderful brochure; and a special shout out to Hugh, Stephen and Sarah who all rode to the rescue in various ways in the last 12 hours.

I'll be in touch with Rob and Simon again on Monday re a few tiny tweaks (and printing in Simon's case) but in the meantime, as I say, a thousand thanks to you all.

All very best


Geoffrey Matthews

25 May 2015
My Image

I especially enjoyed Hugh Gilbert’s panorama session, in which he stepped us through making a panorama of the group, discussing the range of equipment and software available and imparting lots of tips along the way.

Susan Pettigrew

25 April 2015

Hugh,  thank you so much.  The images are beautiful!  We have listed them and shall work on them this afternoon.  J&J.


2 February 2015

Brilliant! All in and working many thanks!

Alasdair Hilleary
Loon Cartoons

4 December 2014

Hi Hugh,

Thanks again for today, it's been so useful. I have attached two of our scans from today, the first full programme I scanned in low-res, one low-res photo and one from this afternoon. 

Very best,


CAC Archives

8 October 2014

Thank you so much for that picture! It's already up and fits perfectly on the wall!

Alex Chamberlin

6 July 2014

Hi Hugh,

thanks for this - looks superb!!

Kind regards


John Harper
Harper Deyong

14 March 2014

Dear Hugh

The photos are brilliant

The one we have chosen to use for posters and publicity is 1817

Melinda Huges and Jeremy Limb

10 Feb 2014

Well done again, Hugh. The more I look at these pictures, the more they impress, enhanced in no small measure by your masterly editing 


Robert Eagle

7 Feb 2014

In haste - 
Great stuff. Pending Vimeo, I’ve downloaded from WeTransfer and it looks good on my big plasma screen too. Can’t wait to see the blue one.

thanks and best, 

Robert Eagle

2 October 2013

What a brilliant photo !
Shows EVERY detail !!

Many thanks
Caroline XX

Caroline Sykes

28 August 2013

Things are going swimmingly here in san Fran...I will send you an ad they are putting in a local mag...the Americans are so professional and the gallery guys fun to work with...

They have re-named the show by my subtitle for Hanging Out (An Affectionate Archive). I think it works really well and carries a bit more 'weight' in print...

Are you meeting up with Hannah this Thursday? If not, can we come and see you next Thursday? I will have another print order for you now that I have seen what SFAE thinks will sell.

We can also talk about the archive then....let me know how your schedule is please...

Everyone LOVES your prints of M and R with the red balloons, Mick with sunglasses, Neil in the car, and Bonnie!


Carinthia West

9 August 2013

Prints arrived safely (excellent wrapping!)> They look great and I like the
keyline too.

Hope we might get a few more orders on the back of these.

Hope all well

Best A

Alasdair Hileary

October 6 2013

Dearest One,,,,a perfect photo of the Halle,, many thanks to you-----see you tomorrow.

Love n hugs

P x

Pattie Boyd

5 April 2013

Thanks for that Hugh,
It was good to see you and thank you for doing such good photos - sorry I was in a bit of a rush.  See you soon.

Georgina Barclay

24 January 2019

I've got them and they look great! Thanks! :D xx

Elysse Adjemon

2 March 2018

Dear Hugh

The pictures are quite amazing,I didn't know such photography was possible! I'm sure my Polish niece will be restored when she finally receives copies and of course other family members in (Poland (and France) may decide they too want copies.

It's also very good that we now have the possibility of reproducing the other pictures, if Adam and James wish to do so. I have had great pleasure looking at the photos of them-much more accessible!

June Rieger

8 February 2017

My caption with tribute to you!!

The lighter image on the right was originally a Polaroid of Mick that i took in 1976, but my printer, Hugh Gilbert, made a double image as a homage to Robert Mapplethorpe.
I liked it so much that I kept it this way. It's fun to play around with images sometimes. Mick took a Polaroid of me at the same time.

Carinthia West

16 November 2016

Dear Hugh/Phil,
I would like to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to speak at this year’s conference.  I know that I am not alone when I say that your presentation a real highlight of the day.  Seeing new technology, show us things in new ways is, after all, what photography strives for. The opportunity to view visually stunning panoramas was also greatly received.
Thank you for supporting the Association, and I hope to see you at further AHFAP Conferences and events.

Kind Regards

Richard Everett

14 September 2016

Hi Hugh,
It was successful thanks, they love the view below, so we are going with this one. We very quickly added some more sky to it for the meeting.
They are keen for a dusk/night shot. Will call you shortly.

HB Socrates Comunication

7 March 2016

Hi Hugh,
I appreciate you photographing the painting.

Scott A. Shields, Ph.D.
Crocker Art Museum

5 January 2016

Greetings Hugh

Thanks for being so wonderful to work with- everyone loves the prints!

Anne Smith

29 October 2015

Hi Hugh

Just a note of thanks for yesterday’s shoot of Lynne “Moss”  - got some really great ones in there and she’s genuinely pleased with the results.

Chris Worth

14 August 2015

I shall see you on Monday, and I can't tell you how much I admire what you're doing for us. The Chairman is coming in on Tuesday, so I shall introduce you to him.

William Packer
The Garrick Club

23 June 2015

Dear Hugh,
Thank you for the images, they are super!

All the best,

The Garrick Club

20 May 2015

I have just been looking at your lovely Panoramas of Artists studio’s, a really fantastic way of placing people in the context of their work!
I’ll look forward to hearing from you tomorrow,

Susan Pettigrew

9 April 2015

That looks great thanks Hugh. Enjoy your trip. Hopefully see you at the show.

ps thanks again for poping the print to the club :)

Emma x

Emma Hopkins

30 January 2015

You are a star … and a very twinkly, bright star at that!

Thanks Hugh!

Jo Rochard Messums

29 November 2014

I picked up the photographs last night. Thank you so much for a fine job. I have left my new little book of verse in your pigeon hole by way of a thank you. 

Roger McGough

25 September 2014


What a very efficient service you run

Richard Foster

19 June 2014

Love the two prints you did. A million thanks

Carinthia West

17 March 2014

OMG they are BRILLIANT !
I will show them to Jeremy this afternoon and we will chose a few !
Thanks so much !

xx melinda

Melinda Hughes

9 Feb 2014

Oh, Hugh made me cry! Beautiful.  Bless you. xk

Kate Gwynn-Smith

2 Feb 2014

Hi Hugh
Slight delay opening the images, had to use high powered technology elsewhere to unlock it and so forth….
As usual they're excellent. Really good job.
Thanks so much. Especially appreciate you joining them all together as well for no extra charge
All the best

Chris Green

20 September 2013

The top image of Angus is incredible!!!
I think the image of Bonnie is still a little blue and saturated, if Hugh has time to do anything more it would be great, but otherwise he is a master genius!!! Love him!!

Hannah Shardar

22 August 2013

Dear Hugh,

I managed to download the TIFF. Excellent quality. Thank you.

All thanks,

Jonny Pelham

19 June 2013

Dear Hugh,
The Photographs are Absolutley Fantastic to the point that I did not think that I had painted the pictures.....!!!!! Many many Thanks.....i will be setting the new WebSite Girl into action and realy looking forward to this project......(& the idea of web log...)
It was great Fun having You down here......Much better than talking to Molly and Ralphino...........!!!!
See You at The Party....etc...etc......Should be a lark...!
All Best for Now,
J.P x

Julian Paltenghi

18 March 2013

Dear Hugh
Firstly I am delighted with the Archers prints - can you please confirm the cost to me in varying quantities of making up the edition of prints.

Thanks so much

Loon Cartoons

September 9 2013

Dear Hugh,

Thank you very much!!!

I am absolutely thrilled!!!!

I have been uh-ing and ah-ing with every new photograph that opened - wish you could have heard me.

May I come over on Thursday?
Tomorrow a few more paintings are being picked up from the studio, so I have to be there rather early.

See you soon!

All good wishes,

Clarissa x

Clarissa James

18 June 2013

Hugh, I collected the print yesterday. It's superb, an excellent job. Thanks a lot.
I'm transferring the money to your bank today.
I am exhibiting the original drawing over the summer. With a bit of luck I'll get a few orders for prints. Can I assume that roughly £80 will be your charge per print?
All the best, Chris

Chris Green

25th April 2012

Dear Hugh,

Just a short note to thank you very much for such fine quality.

Best KC

Keith Collie

18 December 2018


Response to new Beggars Banquet image

Michael Joseph

1 March 2018

Dear Hugh,

It was a pleasure to meet you, and these look fantastic.  

In order to help us decide exactly what to do about printing, can you in due course let us know the difference in price between printing on paper and on canvas?


James Rieger

20 January 2017

Dear Hugh

Your pictures are amazing. 
Thank you for everything.  

Waiting to hear from you. 


Mouna Rebeiz

26 November 2016

Dear Hugh,

I've just looked at the drawings you sent through. Thank you SO much! You've done a really fantastic job, I couldn't have hoped for better. I've tried so many different ways of scanning/ photographing these drawings and nothing worked. These look great though!!

Thank you thank you,



Rosa Prichard

7 September 2016

Being at the vanguard of this technology, Hugh Gilbert and Phil Conrad have acquired invaluable experience in utilising this resource in the most cost effective and efficient manner. The access, mobility and highest quality photography provides an invaluable reference that hitherto has not been possible.
Moreover, this can be made available to Clients and provide an incredible database for future referencing.
For major works, the ability to use such reference documentation avoids ambiguity and provides infinitely superior information for all manner of operation including tendering for major operations. 
Hugh and Phil are pre-eminent in this field. Coupled with the ability to secure swift approvals (an OSC) in this tightly ever regulated arena, they are now arguably one of the leading firms in this field. 

Stephen Lewis
Celador Consulting Ltd.

23 Feb 2016

Great picture hugh - thanks so much.
How'd you get all the edges parallel from such close range?

Dai Prichard

12 November 2015

Hi Hugh,

Thank you again for the shoot, we love what came out! 

all best,

Anthony Stern Glass

29 October 2015

Dear Hugh,
Thank you indeed. A new experience to add to my life's portfolio of memories!

Olly - many thanks for "fluffing-up."

With kind regards,


Lynne Chang

3 August 2015

Yes Hugh that looks pretty good on my screen  and very true to colour as well. Well done. Sorry about making a meal of it. However I have learnt about the neutral grey and outside  lighting. I think the kodak colour patch I used was  somewhat faded and old so yanking it was probably the right thing to do.

Perfect job done thanks  very much again. I owe you a drink !


Neil Bally

10 June 2015

Thanks so much Hugh - that’s absolutely fantastic - beautiful light!

Please could you send a hi-res to Simon Rendall for possible Yearbook consideration.

Thanks again

Mark xxx

Mark Wood

20 May 2015

Dear Hugh
I really enjoyed attending your workshop at the conference last month, and I am hoping to make some panoramas of my own in the coming months. Would it be possible to get a copy of the photo you made of our group? I was in the 2nd session on the Wednesday.

Kind regards

Susan Pettigrew

8 April 2015

WOW Hugh the gerri and looking down series looks really great, I love the background colour.

Emma Hopkins

28 January 2015

Paul Arden’s Diary photographs



Nick Sutherland-Dodd

10 October 2014

So smooth was the operation that I was making coffee at the time and didn't even notice it had happened!! They are simply wonderful - warm, engaging, characterful. Really beautiful portraits. Thank you so very much Hugh

Geoffrey Matthews

15 September 2014

No one could quite believe the quality of the print they got on Sunday, after chapel at Knole. They look so good, and taking the background colour across the border makes a lot of difference. And all beautifully trimmed, and interleaved, and lovely! Thank you very much. I have another £100 for you: I hope we will see you soon.

Love from us all,  Simon

Simon Rendall

17 June 2014

Hi Hugh,
just seen the pics and they look really great so thank you. If you could invoice Harper Deyong that would be great, I think you have my details.

I m going to get the pieces collected tomorrow by Flight Logistics. Do you have some wrapping for them?



John Harper
Harper Deyong

13 March 2014

You're  a legend thank you! 

Chloë Faine
Coriander Studio

8 Feb 2014

Lot's of positive responses from Stan's children.  I have sent them the vimeo link.

Many thanks


Kate Gwynn-Smith

22 October 2013

What an impeccable service you run, Mr G. How about tomorrow - may I come to Gwynne Rd to pick em up? About 12 ish suit you, just to run thru sizes & tell you what's to come. SX.

Steve Thomas

20 September 2013

Hi Hugh

First print just arrived, it looks perfect. Great quality, identical to the first edition. 
Thanks for doing it so promptly. 

I have also received the large images via web transfer. Not being very skilful in matters of IT I will have to wait for my partner to show me how to access it. I look forward to it. 

Thanks for everything 

All the best


Chris Green

16 August 2013

You are an angel Hugh! And fabulous! And FAST!!!

It's ferier time so we went to a bullfight last night. Extraordinary. Public torment, torture and execution of 6 bulls. I'm still very conflicted about that but I couldn't take my eyes off the action. I wish I had a better camera sometimes.

See you soon…



Jamie McCartney

27 September 2012

Dear Hugh,
I'm so pleased with the prints, especially those that took some time to get colour-right, but now they are spot on.
Regarding the 'Earth from Space' one, done from old colour tranny, looking at other 'red border' ones, I think the white bloom is actually light reflection on the glaze.  So I'd be grateful if you would do two more large ones, size height 35cm, with the red cleaned up somewhat.
I shall be at the club tonight around 6-7.30 and again Sunday evening, possibly on Saturday too (can't keep me away!). Or could pop round to your studio, whatever suits you.
Again many thanks for superb prints!

April 25 2012
My Image

Lucy Hills

30 October 2018

Good morning Hugh

I have just downloaded the new files!
It's so exciting!!!

The image of White Gold captures the painting perfectly! I am so happy.
It works so well - the contrasts between lights and darks, the reflections, the subtleties of colour in the sky. everything is just beautiful. Thank you!!!

Clarissa James

29 July 2017

Hi Hugh

Thanks so much for dropping in the USB - everyone loves the video. 

Let me know all your details and I'll then get the video added to the website etc.

Thank you

Rachel Soothill
Parham House

15 November 2016

Hi Hugh

Many thanks - the drone was amazing to watch and the footage is awesome. 


Clare Cook
Trinity Hospice

1 May 2016
My Image

Richard Foster

15 February 2016

Hello Hugh

The photos of the illustrations are perfect, thank you.

Will settle by return.

See you later.

Paul Hamilton
One Another Ltd

3 November 2015

Amazing ! Thank you so much sweetheart xx

Sam Mckechnie

15 September 2015

Dear Hugh,
Many thanks for coming in this morning. The photographs are wonderful.

Thank you again for all your work and help, and yes, I do hope we will keep in contact.

All good wishes,

Henrietta Ryan
Garrick Club

23 July 2015


I am just now writing my report to my institution about the conference at the Rijks and was currently writing about your workshop, which was great.  That reminded me, you said you would send us the 360 portrait of my group and I just wanted to follow up on that.  I believe I was in the second slot on the first day – Will Michels.



Will Michaels,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

28 May 2015

Dear Hugh
Many thanks for the images.  They have arrived safe and well and are a great size.  Fantastic. 

Many Thanks


Veronica James
Bankside Gallery

22 April 2015

Dear Hugh,

Thank you very much for your mail.

Just now, a few minutes ago I discovered your wonderful pictures and the two brochures. They had been put in my office, but in a place, where I would never look. In other words, they had been here practically all the time, but ‚hiding‘. I am very happy to see them, very beautiful. Thank you very much.

Cordially yours,

Dedo Weigert Film GmbH

27 March 2015

Hi, Hugh

Payment for the prints has been made to you today.  Signing and delivery to commence (white gloves and all) this weekend!  Thanks for a beautiful job.
Margo x

Margo R

8 January 2015

Dear Hugh,

ThAnK you for the panorama images and footage. They are fantastic!!. I am guessing I can pass these for the book?

If you get a moment I would love a photo of the robot arms folding a leaf and a portrait of our team, when you can.
Please let me know if I am to go ahead and pass 'photographs by Hugh Gilbert of RoboFold’ to: press online, print and publications.
Should I cc you on these occasions or should I just notify you?

Sounds like you are having a busy time, I hope it is exciting..



09 October 2014

Dear Hugh
Many thanks indeed.  They look great. Cheers

John Eagle

10 September 2014

Thank you for Tom

Annabel Jankel

23 March 2014

Dear Hugh,

A million thanks for all the work you did last week. Johnny is delighted with the new high res.

Would it be possible to send me a folder with all the Holland Park pix (Mick and me) in it together. Just a low res version for me.

I want to keep them separate from the others.

In Shropshire. back late Tuesday. xx

Carinthia West

26 February 2014

Wunderbar, wunderbar. Du bist ein Ubermensch!

Robert Eagle

2 Feb 2014

Dear Hugh,

I've just had a quick look.  It looks terrific.  Thank you soooo much.  You're a star.  In a rush.  car has died.  Life goes tits up sometimes.


Kate Gwynne-Smith

21 October 2013

Darling-----it looks perfect, you have done a magnificent job, many thanks. Just have to hope it sells well then we can celebrate with a new frame

pattie xxx

Pattie Boyd

17 September 2013

Dear Bella and Hugh, 

Liz has forwarded me the wonderful pictures of Basil's new paintings. I was wondering whether you had any very high res images of these new works as would be interested in potentially using one of these for the poster,  'Step Up On' would be really lovely to use.  If you could let me know if a high res version of this is available that would be great. Our designer is working on designs currently. 

Best wishes, 


Ella Lewis-Collins
Jerwood Gallery

16 August 2013

Dear Hugh,

Thanks so much for sending the high res Beattie images - they are super. 


Ella Lewis-Collins
Jerwood Gallery

September 25 2014

What a very efficient service you run.

Richard Foster

2 May 2013

Hugh, thanks for this.
Your images look very good.
Thanks for your help.
All the best

Hugh Temest Redford

5 July 2011

Dear Hugh,

Disc arrived this morning, thank you. You did a great job in restoring those murky 40-year-old transparencies.



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