David Byrne, 2013
David Byrne, Talking Heads founder at the MONA Bushfire Benefit fundraiser, 21st January 2013. David Byrne is a many of many talents and an amazing collaborator — from Eno to Devo and many others. At the 2013 Bushfire Benefit gig, as a member of a super group including Brian Ritchie [Violent Femmes] and several former Oils, Byrne showed his depth and versatility. Still cooooool after all these decades, but exuding emotion and angst in voice and lyrics. Shooting Byrne performing was a real pleasure. A lived-in face that retains his detached dignity and sense of veritas.
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.