“I make images about the energy in encounters. The change in spaces. Mirrored realities and reimagined worlds. Situations of everyday extraordinary life. Views of morphing cities and the land. Dream scapes and escapist scenarios. Fragments of this age and prisms to the future.”

A M Hanson, artist photographer director

London UK

Bio / CV

education: LCC UAL, Art & Design FDN, photography. UCA, BA Hons Fine Art, first class honours.

work in publications

portraits and photo stories of performers, activists, artists, designers, educators, writers and others published in magazines including; Dance Theatre Journal, Gazelland (USA), GQ Style (SA), i-D, Time Out, Love Magazine, in culture/scene/music press, various digital features, including BBC News, local news wires, in-house and promo publications and across media. 

work featured in art and fashion books and biographies including; Alexander McQueen Fashion Visionary (Judith Watt, Goodman Books) & The Life and the Legacy (JW, Harper Design), Blood Beneath The Skin (Andrew Wilson, Simon & Schuster), Leigh Bowery (Robert Violette, various, Violette Editions), Leigh Bowery Verwandlungskünstler (ed. Angela Stief, various, Piet Meyer Verlag), Contemporary British Queer Performance (Stephen Greer, Palgrave Macmillan), We Love You (The Ambassadors, various, Booth Clibborn) and contributions to various exhibition related publications. 


work exhibited in the UK and internationally including at; Regent's Place London (solo show), Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery London, Galleria Uno Uno Milan, Rice+ Kyojima Tokyo, Leo Kesting Gallery New York, Limbo Arts Margate (solo show), Turf Projects Croydon, Pyramid Arts Centre Warrington, Residence Gallery London, Hackney Wicked Festival, t.a.g galleries Brussels, Power Lunches London, Brewery Tap project space Folkestone, The Centre of Attention London, Red Gallery London, Vexed Generation London (solo show), Elms Lesters Painting Rooms London, The Fine Art Society London, Herbert Read Gallery UCA Canterbury, LCC galleries, The Snowman 40 project, The People's Moon Apollo50th project, for 24London's European touring exhibits, for Satellite Festival at Whitstable Biennale, for Photo Month, East London Photography Festival, Meanwhile Co. NYC online, and others, digital displays and film screenings.

“Diverse and beautiful work.“ ~ Jack Fritscher, historian, publisher, writer and author of Mapplethorpe: Assault With a Deadly Camera.

“Robust, sensitive, dynamic concepts and work.” ~ Joan Key, artist and archive academic.

on early work: “The photographs represent a crucial defining moment of London in the 1990s.” ~ Robert Violette, publisher, on A M Hanson’s photographs of performance artist and cultural icon Leigh Bowery’s last show.

on show work: “Hanson’s practice focuses on the relationship between photography, performance and creative production. His most recent show work, explores how photography might in itself ‘perform’ creating new sites of activity by re-framing and interpolating fragments of the world.” ~ Limbo Arts on solo show A Distant, Darkened Lobby.