In his previous incarnation as a photo journalist, Giles Hugo made the acquaintance of many rock musicians and is a devotee of rock himself. This work, named after a Lou Reed track, can be solely appreciated as a beautiful macro image of flowers. However, close inspection reveals the flowers and buds to be opium poppies (an important crop in Tasmania) lying on a black leather jacket. Smoke drifts past and a layered world of pleasure and pain, promise and disillusionment is evoked.
All Tomorrow’s Parties
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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.