Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda b. 1937 became a professional photographer in 1971 after studying with the great British photographer Bill Brandt.
Moore is probably best known as a photographer of gardens, houses, and people in architectural interiors. He photographed The Princess of Wales, Prince William, and Prince Harry in 1992. His portrait, taken at Kensington Palace, was used by the Princess on her Christmas cards for that year. Moore has also photographed Queen Elizabeth II, the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Indira Gandhi, Ronald Reagan, David Bowie, Iman, and Helena Bonham Carter, as well as many other personalities.
His work has appeared in numerous books including The Dream Come True - Great Houses of Los Angeles (with Brendan Gill) , 1980, Washington, Houses of the Capital (with Henry Mitchell), 1982, The Englishman's Room (with Alvilde Milne) , 1986, Evening Ragas - A photographer in India, 1997, Inside the House of Lords (with Clive Aslet), 1998, Notting Hill, 2007 and A Gardener's Life (with the Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury), 2007
The National Portrait Gallery acquired fourteen of his portraits at the time of his first portrait retrospective held at Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox in 1993 and to date has a total of 37 portraits.
Moore is now a leading photographer of architectural interiors, an illustrator of books, and has had portraits published in Country Life, Town and Country, The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest and Vogue. He currently works for Architectural Digest, Apollo, Country Life and Mens' Vogue.
Derry has been visiting India for over five decades and many of these images are taken from the 1970's onwards.