Judy and I

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Judy by David Hindley

Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland – photographed by David Hindley (above right)

We’re celebrating this week as Renee Zellweger picks up a 2020 Oscar for her role in the film Judy, which is a massive accolade for make-up artist and hairdresser Jeremy Woodhead AND Tribu-te photographer David Hindley. Yep! Screen maestro Jeremy was a big part of Renee’s transformation into the screen star Judy Garland – living her last drug-and-drinks addled days in London 1968 – while David was the photographer who recorded the making of the film with stunning stills on set and backstage. We give them both our utmost respect. 

Set pieces

At Tribu-te, we choose to work with the best designers and artists possible, and our live photography at Tribu-te show is always sensational, thanks to our man David Hindley. A photographer from birth (yes, we believe he’s born this way) David learned his craft from the likes of camera-wielding legends Annie Leibowitz and Eve Arnold. He’s toured extensively for decades working with performers including Lenny Kravitz, making the excellent photography of live events, and captivating portraits his speciality. Visit his Instagram @davehindley
Hearing news of Renee’s awards (she scooped a BAFTA and an Oscar for this role) we caught up with David today to give him our congratulations. He says he’s thrilled by the film’s success – and clearly has a great future now in studio work given his ability to capture the mood and magic of film-making. We’re delighted that he has shared some of his favourite images from the film-making here especially for Tribu-te fans: 

Jeremy Woodhead working with Renee Zellweger. Photography: David Hindley

Hairdresser and make-up artist Jeremy Woodhead has an illustrious career working on films including Stan & Ollie, Cloud Atlas, Doctor Strange, Nanny McPhee and Lord of the Rings. But we say Judy is his best-met challenge to date. In order to transform Renee Zellweger, Jeremy used a prosthetic nose (just the tip apparently), employed contouring techniques on the jaw-line, and fake teeth to alter the appearance of the actress. Then, to fake a haggard and fatigued look, he painted small lines and circles around her eyes. A dark wig (made by Natascha Ladek), contact lenses and darker eyebrows sealed the deal and a gaunt 47-year-old Judy Garland was ready for her scenes. Jeremy also worked on hair changes for other characters such as Judy’s latest husband Sid Luft (on Rufus Sewell he created a receding hairline with a partial bald cap) and Mickey Deans (actor Finn Wittrock wore a shaggy-haired wig with sideburns). Jeremy narrowly missed taking his own Oscar for Hair & Make-up on the film (losing out to Bombshell) but you can’t deny he was an integral part of Renee’s success as her tremendous acting skill. Sir, we salute you. 


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