Rupert Truman is a photographer and director of StormStudios.
He has been taking pictures for as long as he can remember. As a teenager, he had a passion for black & white photography – his father had a Kodak rangefinder camera, and an enlarger that he’d bought in Chile in the 1950’s. This was his introduction. He began processing film and printing the results but never imagined that he could work as a photographer.
After finishing a degree in Geology, he had an existential crisis, realised he didn’t want to spend his life as a geologist, bought a lovely wooden Wista 5″x4″ field camera and started shooting architecture. He did a lot of work with the Architects’ Journal, the National Trust, and a bunch of architects.
In the early 1980s he began working with Storm Thorgerson. He continued to work closely with Storm for around 25 years, over which time he realised most of StormStudios output, photographing sleeves for Pink Floyd, Steve Miller, Ian Dury, the Cranberries and Biffy Clyro to name but a few. Rupert, along with Dan Abbott and Peter Curzon, has continued as StormStudios since Storm's death in 2013.
Rupert has continued working on films, books and documentary photography and in recent years has collaborated regularly with Aubrey Powell (Hipgnosis) on a number of projects including Pink Floyd's The Later Years, from which they have made two beautiful editions of prints from the Box Set image and the Vinyl sleeve image.