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After the Night on Bald Mountain

AUD$950.00 each

Photographic print on acrylic mount, A1-59.4x62.2 cm,
Work can be ordered at A0, A1, A2 or A3 sizes on paper or on acrylic mount. Prices available on application.

I try to rise before dawn daily to assess the coming sunrise. If promising, I grab a camera, select a lens and climb a ladder to shoot from the garage roof, high enough to see over the visual pollution of trees, TV aerials, poles and wires on the horizon. Every dawn is different. Often titles arise from the music I listen to on my iPod as the glory unfolds.

Olympus OM-D/E-M5, Olympus Zuiko 75mm f1.8, polarising filter; @ f5.6, 1/2000s, ISO 200.

Giles Hugo is a photographer, writer and journalist who first wielded a 35mm camera with intent in late 1968 in his native South Africa.

Working in newspapers there and in Swaziland taught him a range of photographic skills —shooting, developing and printing a photo in under 45 minutes, or less, and tackling any subject from portraits to beauty pageants, soccer, motor sport, boxing, ghetto jazz and rock musicians, and street life. Most of that was black and white work, with an occasional roll of slide film for special projects and artistic exploration. He upgraded through 35mm SLRs to Leica rangefinders and various lenses. He still enjoys using older lenses, mostly Leica and Canon, to explore subjects and qualities of light.