Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Los Angeles Art Show - L.A. Convention Center

"Street Light, Downtown" ©2010 Jim McHugh
"Fire Road Above the Sunset Strip" © 2007 Jim McHugh

"Maroon Valley Diptych"  © 2010 Jim McHugh

With the exception of "Fire Road Above the Sunset Strip," the new pictures that will be shown at the LA ART SHOW have not been exhibited before. Quite by surprise, the selected images are all color. A mix of Colorado and Los Angeles. I ran across an interesting quote by Ansel Adams before while shooting in Colorado, " Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, - and often the supreme disappointment. " I was very conscious of that while I was photographing in Colorado. What looks so perfect to your eye can be so flat and undirected in a picture. How do you build depth into a two dimentional photograph? How do you create a real sense of space and size? How do you approach a genre that has been so definitively and beautifully photographed by Eadweard Muybridge, Ansel Adams and many others. Like the cityscapes of Los Angeles, I try to look at everything as a portrait, not to be recorded, but to be interpreted. My greatest inspiration as a photographer is often painters.  In this recent work the English artist John Constable is always in my mind, with his powerful presence of clouds and skies. 

Vernissage is Wednesday, January 19th at 7pm.
January 20-23, Daily 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A • Booth E-150
310 278 4400 info@yargerfineart.com 

Jim McHugh is represented by Timothy Yarger Fine Art
at the Los Angeles Art Show 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lady Gaga at Polaroid-CES • Las Vegas • New Grey Line

A digital version of the SX-70 due out in a year
Lady Gaga © 2011 Jim McHugh

New pocket digital printer for your cell phone. LG with Polaroid President Scott Hardy

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lady Gaga at CES Las Vegas 2011

Polaroid News: CES 2011 Las Vegas

Lady Gaga To Unveil Polaroid 'Grey Label' Project At CES.
Pop star's collaboration with the instant-camera maker will be revealed this Thursday.

Selected by Polaroid Creative Director Lady Gaga,
Jim McHugh will present his work in Polaroid including

at The Polaroid Booth #13616,Las Vegas Jan 6th-8th.

Creative Presentations:
Professional photographer Jim McHugh will be leading a series of "Creativity Classes" at the Polaroid booth, presenting the many ways he expresses his creativity through photography and what Polaroid means to him as an artist.
Jim McHugh, famous for his highly collectible large format Polaroid prints of Los Angeles, will share his experiences over the past 30 years photographing everything from celebrities to architecture. The photographer's work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The National Portrait Gallery, London, The George Eastman House and the Walker Art Center amongst others. He is the recipient of the coveted Prix de la Photographie, Paris for Architecture.

The Knickerbocker Hotel- Hollywood © 2010 Jim McHugh