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Hugh Ferguson in Tuscany, Italy


Based in North Scotland, I was initially inspired, like many others, by the natural beauty of the region. However this conventional capture what you see photography didn’t hold my interest. I moved, with a natural attraction to abstraction in many art forms, to attempt to break down conventional “rules” and find an abstracted simplified connection to the key elements that connect with me in a subject, be it nature, still life or urban.

My themes tend to be fluid, ranging from the abstracted aesthetic beauty of adjacent colour, shape and texture, to more specific aspects of life that concern me, personal and global, including environmental and political issues.

My fundamental tool is the camera. My only guideline I tend to adopt is that an image always starts in camera, normally through multi exposure and/or ICM. Thereafter I prefer to introduce other digital elements, ideally created by myself. This includes scanned abstract paintings, my digital art and my own textures.

“If I choose abstraction over reality, it is because I consider it the lesser chaos.” – Robert Brault

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