Neil Young, 1989
Neil Young, performing with his Lost Dogs, Hobart 1989. They were the first live rock act ever at the new venue and the sound system was appalling. Adequate for the acoustic set, but as soon as Neil went electric at full grunge level 11, it was painful. However he is an amazing performer and a delight to photograph. I was able to go right down to the stage edge to chase him through the smoke.I shot two rolls of colour neg film, then retreated to my seat to absorb the sonic shock of Young’s performance.
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.