Way to Blue
Photographic print on acrylic mount, A1-47.48x84.11 cm.
Work can be ordered at A0, A1, A2 or A3 sizes on paper or on acrylic mount. Prices available on application.
The title for this ‘found’ rorschach abstract comes from a song on Nick Drake’s first album, ‘Five Leaves Left’. It might become part of my ongoing ‘Black Dog’ project. Flashes of rainbow light emerge from shadows. What or who do you see?
Olympus OM-D/E-M5, Lumix/Leica DG Summilux 25mm f1.4 ASPH; @ f1.6, 1/1600s, 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.