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Into the light

Giles Hugo

5 June 2015

Giles Hugo’s work is adult photography that speaks of a life as an observer of human frailties. As a journalist photographer working for the press his brief was to convey information through his images but later, as a book reviewer, the emphasis shifted from the actual to the metaphorical. These beautiful photographs can be appreciated as merely an illustration of a song title or a piece of poetry or they can be read as a celebration of the light.
But Giles Hugo’s work is not just a pretty picture. Beneath each image with its seductive surfaces and lyrical colour is another world. A world where the rock songs evoked in the titles of the photographs remind the viewer of late nights, of voices rough from grog, cigarettes and worse and of lives shortened by recreational substances and spirituous liquor.

Exhibition catalogue Artist biography
5 Weeks In a Balloon

5 Weeks In a Balloon

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

Coming of the Faerie Queen

Coming of the Faerie Queen

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

Walk On Gilded Splinters

Walk On Gilded Splinters

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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Altered States

Altered States

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

Black Dog In Love

Black Dog In Love

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Desolation Row

Desolation Row

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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For Kiev 2014

For Kiev 2014

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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Godzilla In Alphaville

Godzilla In Alphaville

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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Lost In Crystal Canyons

Lost In Crystal Canyons

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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Lust For Light

Lust For Light

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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Motley For Ophelia

Motley For Ophelia

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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Only The Lonely

Only The Lonely

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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The Smell of Her Perfume Lingers In My Head Still

The Smell of Her Perfume Lingers In My Head Still

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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To Be Born Again

To Be Born Again

Digital photographic print in A1, A2, and A3

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