Fergus Padel was born in 1973 in Bremen, Germany. She has worked and shown in Hamburg, Berlin and London, New York and Los Angeles since the 1990s and is currently based in New York.

Fergus Padel’s work comes from an emotional connection with people she photographs. Her natural curiosity and close approach combine to result in powerful portraits, as if the camera is no longer there. She develops an intimacy that allows a brief to develop freely, creating raw, aspirational images with minimal interference in the atmosphere of her shots. Rather than looking at details, she takes in the image as a whole. Her inspiration comes from beautiful and heartfelt thoughts and work. Recent work follows her new obsession with the dramatic and ethereal views of skydivers. Fergus is putting personal work together for exhibition, showcasing her portraits of couples and families.