Hugh Turvey trained as a designer / art director but on discovering photography he retrained under iconic photographer Gered Mankowitz. During 1996/1997 he started experimenting with x-ray/shadow photography after being asked to create an alternative ‘revealing’ image for an album cover. With the encouragement of the Science Photo Library he went on to produce an extensive series of coloured x-rays of everyday objects, which were first published on the 4 April 1999 in The Observer Magazine, LIFE, UK. In the same year Credit Suisse discovered Hughs' x-ray vision and commissioned 6 ground breaking ‘motion x-ray’ European TV commercials.
a. Hugh Robert Turvey
b. Born 5/6/71 in Chippenham Wilts – West Country between Bath and Swindon. First Son of three children born to Patrica and Rod Turvey.
c. Patrica Turvey trained at the Bedford College Of Physical Education 1964-67. 1 year teaching at Overstone School Nr Northampton as Head of PE Dept. 2 Years St Christophers School Beckenham, Kent. 1970-77 Kington St Michael, Wilts and had 3 children. 1989-92 returned to teaching Royal School, Bath. 1992-99 part-time Sport Science Lecturer at Chippenham Technical College.
d. Patrica Turvey from 1969-79 played International Level Lacrose for Wales (WWLA)
e. Rodney Turvey 1963-68 Electronic and Electrical Engineering at City University, St. Johns St., London ( sandwich with working at Plessy, Ilford)2:2. 1969-80 Westinghouse, Chippenham, Wilts as Engineering Assistant-Export Sales Manager. 1981 Logica, Newman Street, London – salesman. 1983 Logica, Aberdeen – Section Manager. 1985 Logica, Henrietta House, London. 1987 Dowty Information Systems, Marshfield, Avon – System Director. 1988-92 Dowty – Managing Director. 1992 management buyout, Dowty becomes Dopra Systems Integrated – MD ( Note: Considers himself a Innovator and Business Developer – a problem solver )
f. 1994 Patrica and Rodney partner up and purchase Zapp Canopy Umbrellas, Stapleton Road, Bristol a small manufacturing company. 1999 Move to new premises in Westinghouse, Chippenham as Zapp Canopy Umbrellas Ltd. 2003 employing 6 permanent, 2 part-time and one agent in the Midlands.
93 - 94 University of Central Lancashire, Preston ( Blackpool Annex )
Ba ( Hons ) Photography ( 2:1) + B.I.P.P. PQE ( Merited )
92 -93 Blackpool And The Fylde College, Lancashire
Higher National Diploma in Photography
90 -92 Royal Berkshire College Of Art And Design, Reading
Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design and Advertising
89 - 90 Swindon Art College, Wiltshire
National Diploma Foundation In Art and Design Studies
85 - 89 Monmouth School, Gwent, Wales
3 A'Levels Fine Art, English Literature, Pure and Applied Maths
2 A/S'Levels Personal and Business Finance and General Studies
9 O'Levels English Literature, English Language, History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Art