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Tessa Traeger
British still life photographer Tessa Traeger is known throughout the world for her important photographic works. One of her most successful projects was “A Gardener’s Labyrinth”, for which she took portraits of 50 of the most influential British horticulturalists and artists together with their inspirational gardens. Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, the images represent a fantastical colour dance of botanically perfect nature.

Working only with a large format camera, Traeger’s picturesque compositions offer unique perspectives on flower-laden gardens. She bathes the harmonic blend of floral diversity in a soft light, celebrating it as a flawless form of art. The famous, historic landscapes and cottage gardens of England are documented in a wonderful flowing structure, which takes shape in every season.

Tessa Traeger’s photographs over the last four decades belong to the classics of still life photography and are represented in some of the world’s leading collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the National Library in Paris.

Christina Wendenburg


TRUNK ARCHIVE is a boutique agency based in New York City that represents the archives of the world's leading fashion, celebrity, still life and landscape photographers. Every artist on their roster is acknowledged as being among the very best in his / her genre. To highlight the impressive diversity of images available at TRUNK ARCHIVE we have selected a group of amazing artists to feature in this launch collection.


1938Born in Guildford Surrey, UK
1955-1958Guildford Art School, Ifor Thomas, Photography & Fine Art, UK
1962First studio, No.1 Marshall St. Soho, UK
1964-1965Works in Paris, France
1968-2012Works at Rossetti Studios and in Cory Manor in Devon, UK together with the artist and designer Patrick Kinmonth


Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Buhl Collection, New York
The Citibank Private Bank Collection, London
Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford
National Portrait Gallery, London
New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge
Royal Horticultural Society, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London


2013The Chemistry of Light - Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2013Tessa Traeger - Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2010Tessa Traeger - Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2003A Gardener's Labyrinth - National Portrait Gallery, London, UK