Hugh was elected as a member of The London Salon in 1996 on the basis of his individual style of landscape photography. His work at that time featured predominantly monochrome landscapes using both high and low key to capture the mood of the location. Following a change to digital photography he has worked mainly in colour, using modern inkjet printers and high quality art papers to capture the sense of space and solitude of the landscape with soft pastel images.
Hugh’s photography spans over 50 years, having gained his FRPS in 1980, his MFIAP in 1993 and his EFIAP Diamond level 2 in 2020. He is the author of five books, ‘Earthsong’ in 1995, ‘Infrared Photography Manual’ in 2001, then he self-published ‘Mood and Colour’ in 2007 follow by ‘A Retrospective View’ in 2015. The final book ‘Aspects of Landscape’ was co-authored with Pat Broad and was published during the lockdown of 2020.
He has substantial collections of work from the various locations he has visited, from Iceland, Yellowstone in the USA, Tuscany, locations throughout the UK and in particular, his local Hertfordshire landscape. He is noted for a major collection of pastel studies of the beaches of the Western Isles of Scotland.