Nicholas Hughes. Untitled (2022).

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How do we set about repairing our dysfunctional relationship with Nature and fully waken to all that we are offered by return?

In the making of my work, I regularly crave isolation to reduce distraction and regain concentration levels, walking which plays a major role in my practice allows me the time to shed the everyday preoccupations that our increasingly frenetic world throws at us. The silence this can afford can be complimentary to Photography in many respects.

Rather than seeking out the worlds’ beauty through travel – I take considerable time to study my immediate surroundings, the aim being to seek out the beautiful in the immediate as an aspect of our responsibility to the present.

This study of Tree Ferns became a regularly visited muse - taking around two years before I was able to conclude this piece.

Work made with a 5x4" film camera.

Nicholas Hughes was born in Liverpool in 1963 and studied photography at the London College of Communication. His theoretical concerns are borne out in his artistic process, which marries the analog to the digital as deftly as it does the physical to the atmospheric. Hughes' work has been shown in over seventy group and solo exhibitions worldwide, as well as at the world's major international art fairs in Paris, London, Los Angeles, and New York.

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