Stan Tracey at the National Portrait Gallery

Stan Tracey. The Guildhall, Bath, 2003
Photo Credit William Ellis. All Rights Reserved.

This portrait of Stan Tracey has recently been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery. Photographer William Ellis has been interviewed by the New Statesman's Cultural Capital blog on the subject of portrait photography. The article concludes: "It is impossible to say definitively what the elements are that combine to make a great portrait. What's clear is that Ellis captures the warmth and personality of his subjects. So often, he manages to get a photograph that becomes the defining image of that person in my mind."

Read on? See two fabulous photo-essays which William Ellis has done for us.

- Stayhorn the Songwriter from the 2010 LJF

- The final concert of the JALC 2010 Tour

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