Monday, November 22, 2010

Art Miami December 1-5- 2010

"Dark Mountain" 30" x 40" Edition of 10 from a Polaroid

These are 3 of the new pictures from Colorado. I am very happy that Tim Yarger is showing them at ArtMiami. Forret Fine Art in Aspen is installing 12 pieces for the Holiday Season which will be up by Thanksgiving Weekend. I will be posting more about that show in December, but several prints are 2 and 3 panels on aluminum that are unique works.

"The Last Shot"  30"x 40" •  Edition of 10 • 4x5 Fuji Capture
"Hotel Gilbert" 20" x 24"
"The Hotel Roosevelt" 30" x 40"

"The Hills"  30" x 40" • Edition of 10  • from a Polaroid

We are also showing  several "Let's Get Lost" prints at Miami including a small 20" x 24" of "The Hotel Gilbert," one of my favorites. Tim Yarger has also included "The Halifax Apts" and "The Hotel Roosevelt."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Polaroid Site features video of Jim McHugh at work on the streets of Hollywood.

Photographer Jim McHugh is profiled in video now featured on the new Polaroid website. Jim is part of Polaroid's group of photographers working in the medium of Polaroid film and materials.

Visit the new Polaroid site here

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rob Lowe and Jim Belushi Photographed for November's Architectural Digest

This is Rob's second AD cover. We shot the first one together in 2004
Rob and Sheryl at home in Santa Barbara with the Blue Pacific behind them. On the adjoining portico they confer with the celebrated interior designer, and good friend, David Phoenix.

Photographed with my 4x5 Speed Graphic and remaining T55 - Polaroid. 

I always enjoy working with Sheryl and Rob Lowe. They know exactly what it takes to make great photographs and will always set aside enough time to let that happen.
To Rob no detail is too small; he and Sheryl completely understand the 
importance of style, lighting
and all the other tiny details that go into making  pictures look so simple and easy! Of course,we also appreciated the little Italian cookies and imported prosciutto! 
Photographers are so easily won over!

My lens cap's off to Jennifer Dynof, who schedules and manages the vast Lowe Universe, she patiently put this all together. FYI photo travelers, Jennifer is the highly experienced former production manager for my friend and unforgettable photographer Herb Ritts. 
( File under an even smaller world)

We were most fortunate to have interior designer David Phoenix lending his expert hand on the shoot day. David has skillfully decorated homes for everybody from the Kennedys to  Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver. David was recognized last year in the design world as "America's Leading Young Designer." So if David Phoenix says " I think the chair needs to go a little bit to left,"  well then... that's where we put it !!

 Jennifer  and Jim Belushi at home in Brentwood, Ca. with their 
incredibly wonderful German Shepherd, Cash! I have a shepherd too, 
named Scottie, so I'm just a little partial. 
Of course with shepherds you have to be
very open minded about some serious barking!

What exceptional couple, my crew and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with Jim and Jennifer. They were so considerate of both us and the job we had to do. Jim's schedule is always jam packed, finding a afternoon to shoot was challenging. His TV series films every day - and  music bookings often take him away on the weekends. We had plenty of time to set up our shots and they happily offered help and good suggestions. Jim was only concerned with "getting it right."  Working with this caliber of artist will always makes for successful pictures. And, of course, there was lunch! I must also thank Jim's extremely capable assistant Samandhi, a USC Film School graduate for her very appreciated schedule juggling that allowed all the planes
to land in the same place at the same time so our little photo shoot could actually happen!  

  The McHugh Studio - Los Angeles - 323 466 2890

All of these pictures were shot with my Nikon D3x, I like the native 
color of Nikon captures  and Nikon Lenes are truly spectacular. The raw files are processed through Adobe Lightroom. 

BTW -after much research, I'm using a  Kiboko Bag from Guru Gear for my outdoor 4x5 work. I just returned from 
10 days in Colorado photographing the Fall! But more of that later...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Summer of 2010- Aspen and California's HWY 1

"The Hills Ranch" Aspen, Colorado - © 2010 Jim McHugh

    It's been an exciting time this summer photographing and printing a variety of new pictures.  While in Colorado for an August exhibit in Aspen I was fortunate to spent several days photographing mountain landscapes with my Speed Graphic and Polaroid. My first challenge was how to approach this subject matter with my camera in a fresh way? 

"Maroon Lake" Aspen, Colorado   © 2010 Jim McHugh

   I will forever be moved and influenced by 19th. century pictoralist photography. I can almost feel the photographer at work. Because of the primitive materials and technologies available at the time, photographic results were completely unpredictable.  Polaroid is very similar, every image has a slightly different different quality.  The pictures of photographer Edweard Muybridge and landscape painter Albert Bierstadt  always fascinate me. There is so much emotion in the imagery. Muybridge is often defined by his “motion” studies, but to me his landscapes are the most stunningly. They are dark and powerfully compelling! Bierstadt’s canvases of Yosemite Valley are filled with vision! So much color and imagination. More than most contemporary photography can produce.

 With Muybridge  and other Pictoralist's work there is such a sense of struggle and triumph in the imagery. Not only must the photographer have the  "Eye" to see; but the prints themselves are so precious, difficult to make! They look three dimensional, like charcoal drawings.

"Lighthouse at Pigeon Point #1" © Jim McHugh

By merging older analog systems and digital technologies I am trying  to create in my prints a slight confusion, an uncertainty. I hope the viewer’s eye will  linger longer on the surface. More like a radio drama than a film; the listener is allowed to supply the unseen. I will be heading back to Colorado this week.
"Skeleton at Scotts Creek - Highway 1" © 2010 Jim McHugh

"Pigeon Point" © 2010 Jim McHugh


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Let's Get Lost - Exhibition Extends through July 17th

Timothy Yarger Fine Art will extend the exhibit through July 17, 2010
due to continued public interest and attendance. 

 "Ships Coffee Shop" and " The Capitol Building-Hollywood" were  both selected as the

 Architectural Imagery representing Los Angeles for Dwell Magazine's recent L.A. Convention Center Conference, June 29.  All Images © Jim McHugh

Los Angeles Times -Sunday, June 13

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tea and Conversation with Jim McHugh and Jim Heimann

"Sunday Afternoon Tea and Conversation" at Timothy Yarger Fine Art -Vintage L.A. -

Jim Heimann, Executive Editor for Taschen America

Jim McHugh

Left to Right - Conversation with Tim Yarger, Jim Heimann and Jim McHugh

Timothy Yarger 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Los Angeles Times - Arts and Books "Let's Get Lost"

Los Angeles Times applauds the Exhibition "LET'S GET LOST: POLAROIDS FROM THE COAST" ....
"A Vanishing Dreamscape"

                  By Liesl Bradner

 Timothy Yarger Fine Art Beverly Hills- May 22 Through June 30

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Let's Get Lost: Polaroids From The Coast" • Opening • May 22

 Opening Night at Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills
Gallery Owner Tim Yarger and Andrea Fiuczynski, President of Christie's Los Angeles
Screenwriter/Director Robert Towne, Tim Yarger and Jim McHugh
Rebecca O'Leary, Director Timothy Yarger Fine Art, and Elizabeth Yochim, Director of International Exhibitions
 Collectors Scott and Kendall Watson with Christina Sun, Curator of Photography
Unique T55 Polaroid Positive with paper surround intact. "Wilshire Boulevard Temple" © 1999 Jim McHugh
 Artists Shane Guffogg and Rodney Cinkan
Joe Lewis, Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine and Photographer Jeff Dunas, Director of the Palm Springs Photo Festival
 Legendary musician Corky Hale, songwriters Mike Stoller and Barry Mann
 Sculptor Peter Shelton
 Broadway Producer Paul Blake
Gregory Evans and Chloe McHugh
 Artists Kelly Berg and Andy Moses
Union 76 Station on Little Santa Monica Boulevard

Gallery Photography provided courtesy • Pete Kelly

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Herman Leonard and Douglas Kirkland-A bit of Photography History

This was a rare and wonderful afternoon.. Photographers Herman Leonard and Douglas Kirkland and Francoise Kirkland  at  Herman's house / Studio in Pasadena...several life times of photography experience there. I was happy to be a small camera on the Wall..