What’s in The Bag? w/ Jim McHugh Pt. 5 – The studio

As we come to the last segment in the series with Jim McHugh, he gives us a look around his work environment.
Not where he shoots, but where he makes the images.
His history, including a photo album from his childhood, old cameras and a lifetime of memorabilia, are filling the nooks and crannies of his workspace.
From family photos and photo books, to classic Hollywood mementos, another picture of the artist emerges.
As a self effacing collector, he admits his desire to work among the stuff as there must be a warm comfort in it all.
At the same time, there are multiple terrabytes of hard drive storage,and back-up systems coupled with a high powered MAC, and a scanner at the end of a chain around the room, proving that his work is very much created in the here and now, while simultaneously paying tribute to a Hollywood either gone or going.

We feel that a person’s work space defines them in so many ways, as it shows an intimate look at their daily life.

You may hear of shooters that are kicking it old school with their methodology, but Jim McHugh, whom we feel is a true gem in the fine art photographic world, has eschewed any pre-conceived notions of singular approaches, and combines the technology available to him to create unique pieces of art.

As he has said in earlier videos in this series: he wants you to look at a photograph and just by style, know it is his.
Objective met.

How many of your workspaces have some similarities to Jim’s?

Next up: we revisit photographer Frazer Harrison who made a huge switch to another side.

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