Share via Email Portrait by John Hedgecoe of the artist and sculptor Henry Moore in his studio, Photograph: Topfoto John Hedgecoe, who has died of cancer aged 78, photographed a variety of subjects but was best known for his portraits of artists and writers. His style ranged from the formal, such as posed shots of artists with their work in the studio, to close-ups revealing their various reactions to being photographed. It is credited with being the most frequently reproduced image in the world. In , he was approached by the postmaster general to take a portrait of the Queen. When the Queen inquired whether he had finished — "So soon, Mr Hedgecoe? The Queen selected her preferred image and the sculptor Arnold Machin then made a plaster bust, which Hedgecoe photographed for the stamps.
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