Photographic print on acrylic mount, A1-59.4x62.65 cm
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Dried weeds, grass, foliage and the soundboard, metal frame and strings of a rusting, derelict piano at the back of a North Hobart parking lot. The instrument’s geometry suggests a fossilized skeleton. Was it cast out because it was redundant, replaced by pokie machines or karaoke? Think of the music that wafted from it over the years — now rusted by musicians’ tears.
Olympus OM-D/E-M5, Lumix 20mm f1.7 ASPH; @ f8, 1/60s, ISO 400.
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.