Hugh's photography career spans more than three decades. Over this period he specialised in several genres of photography, chronologically: Medical and Biological Illustrator, Advertising Food & Still Life Photographer, Room-Set, People, Interiors and Environments Photographer.
Since 2016, following this successful commercial career, Hugh now also directs his artistic creativity to constructing surreal photographic landscapes. He photographs scenes and objects, for the most part, inspired by pareidolia observations. Using photoshop these digital images are combined with found objects and textures. By overlaying these and with photo-manipulation techniques new narratives present themselves.
The aesthetic direction Hugh takes often references cultural and ecological themes. Other times he follows an intriguing childlike vision of adventure, travel and fantasy.
Both approaches result in his trademark whimsical landscapes; scenes that belie the origins of the final made photograph.
2017 Art Trail Solo show at studio, Bristol
2017 Solo show, The Bocabar Bristol
2018 Art Trail Solo show at studio, Bristol
2018 Solo Show, Guildhall Chambers, Bristol
2019 Joint Show, Leigh Court, Bristol.
2019 Joint Show, Art Trail, St Monicas, Bristol
2019 Open Exhibition, Royal West Academy (below)
Bath, Bristol, Bordeaux, Cardiff, Hastings, London, Maidenhead, Paris, Sydney.