Jane Hodson moved to London after completing a BA (Fine Arts) in Farnham. She gained experience as a photographer's assistant to David Montgomery before working for renowned celebrity photographer Terry O'Neill. After a spate of travelling and a Photojournalism post-grad course at the London College of Printing, she began shooting as an independent and international photographer in 1999.
Editorial credits include Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Times, You Magazine, Marie Claire, Glamour and Tatler.
Her portfolio of well-known personalities is impressive and includes Tony & Cherie Blair, Eliza Manningham-Buller [Director General of the Security Service (MI5)], Mo Mowlem, Elton John, Lulu, Paul Smith, Ronnie Wood, Vinnie Jones, Shirley Bassey, Jools Holland, Joan Collins, Mark Knopfler, Hugh Grant, Alex James, Thandie Newton, Mariella Frostrup, Theo Fennell and Gian Luca Vialli. She has provided still moving images for The Hairy Bikers television series.
Jane is a regular contributing photographer for high-end brands such as the BBC and Quintessentially Events, while advertising and design contracts include Virgin Cola, Random House Book Publishing, Transworld Publications, The Royal College of Art, The Teacher Training Agency, Southwark Council, Addaction and The Portobello Food Company.
Jane's photography has been exhibited at The Association of Photographers' Gallery, The Metropolitan Hotel and Met Bar, Westbourne Studios and the LCP. Photographs are included in various global art collections. Exhibitions commissioned by ABN-AMRO and Heidrick and Struggles for their London headquarters.
CNN documented the "Women in Work" exhibition for their international arts program.
Jane's other active interests include trapeze, pottery, fishing and food.
"Jane Hodson is a bright and successful photographer. Her work poignantly reflects an intimate dialogue with her subject matter." (CNN)
"In the case of Jane Hodson's pictures, words are rendered superfluous by the deafening buzz of resonance that rises from the images." (The Times)
"The knowledge that I was in the hands of such a photographer certainly added an element of excitement to the experience. I was thrilled with the results. The photographs were natural and looked like me, and me on a good day." (Alexandra Shulman, Editor of Vogue)