Hermosa Beach by Andy Hughes

Hermosa Beach by Andy Hughes

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9 by 13 inch Full-Color Lithographic Print.
Printed on Olin High White Wove 170g Recycled Paper.
Stamped edition of 250.

From the Dominant Wave Theory series, photographed at Hermosa Beach, California, 2004.

"This image rejects any attempt at trying to illicit the 'perfect moment', all notions of the 'special moment' at sunset are reversed. The upturned cigarette lighter acts as a kind of inverse black monolith. The monolith from Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film that explores elements of human evolution and technology. The setting sun is precisely centred, cascading the light rays through a scratched and distorted plastic surface, plastic becomes distressed, bruised and scared like human skin."

Originally from Yorkshire, Andy's studies in Fine Art and Photography led him from Cardiff Uni to London's hallowed Royal College of Art. Collating his experiences as a British surfer and his journey in the world of Contemporary Art, Andy has developed a unique and crucial body of work focussing on the relationship between plastic pollution and the ocean. Never has a subject been so current and relevant to the surf community. On top of exhibiting worldwide and working with Surfers Against Sewagethe Tate and National Geographic amongst others, Andy has produced two books collecting essays from leading scientists to explore the themes in his photography.

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