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Thanks for taking time to visit this website which features pictures that I have taken over a period of 30 years.

My aim when I am out and about with my camera is to capture the world as it really is - unaffected by me pointing a camera at it. The photographers that have inspired me most of all are - Andre Kertesz, Elliott Erwitt, Ernst Haas, Lee Friedlander, Robert Frank, Paul Graham and Tom Wood. Most of the pictures on this site are taken candidly, except for the "Love Boat Rejects" gallery, which is a collection of pictures taken by me and my fellow photographers onboard American and Italian based cruiseships throughout the 1990's. That was my first job when I left Art College in Merseyside in 1989. I continue to take a camera everywhere I go and photograph the world out of pure interest rather than just with a view to selling my work. In recent years my personal photography has become increasingly nocturnal. The results can be seen in the Around The Floodlit Grounds collection.

I frequently post pictures on Flickr these days so please check those pages for my more recent work and I have begun creating photography books via the Blurb website.

Please send me an e-mail if there is anything that you would like to know about the pictures on this website. I'll even tell you why it said 'DIE' in the Miami sky. I reply to all mail. If I don't get back to you then it means that there's been a problem with the link (my e-mail is ianhughes11@hotmail.com).

Ian Hughes

(Brighton, March 2016)




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Technical bit...

Most of the pictures on this website were shot on 35mm Fuji film with a Canon AE1 camera that I got for my 18th birthday and still carry about today (aged 38). For the last three years I have mostly shot 6 x 7 format Fuji film on my Mamiya 7 camera (see London Trilogies gallery). My main concern about digital photography is the idea of pictures being deleted on a whim that might become useful at a later date. I still prefer the picture quality of film cameras to those from digital files but I accept that I will be shooting mostly digital pictures in the years ahead.