Seeing and hearing such a legend was one of the greatest experiences of my life — in spite of the nasty security dude in the mosh pit who ignored all the iPhone clickers and got bossy with me because I had pro gear. I had to retreat to my seat way up there to shoot. Nevertheless, I managed some striking shots, especially this one. It shows those hands, crushed and broken by years of working in demolition and construction once his music career faded, strumming out those amazing songs. Sugar Man. Unforgettable. A1 or A2
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.