And then, Kittens playing

Originally posted on Journeyofaphotograph:
I learned of the Journey of a Photograph Project from my friend Nicole, who I met while we were both kicking around as Artists in Residence at The Banff Centre earlier this year (Hi Nicole!). In the rest of my real life I’m a photographic artist from Australia, and my work deals with a lot of that weirdness that comes along with…

Zooming In and Zooming Out

Originally posted on Journeyofaphotograph:
Nerve impulses running down the spinal cord, triggering muscle cells – mitochondria pumping protons and electrons to provide the energy to move a muscle. The muscle contracts and the fingertip touches the release button, triggering a cascade of electronic signals, calculations, movements of electromechanical parts, chemical reactions inside a battery, a shutter opening, photons flashing inside and triggering chemical changes…

From Banff National Park, Canada

Originally posted on Journeyofaphotograph:
I first learned of the Journey of a Photograph project from my dear friend the artist, Summer Lee. I knew little of the project, only that it was a photograph traveling around the world to various artists who would then use the photo to inspire their own work in some way. I didn’t read the blog or other’s interpretations or…

seed head study

I love shooting macros at this time of year. Autumn is such a rewarding subject, just as nature is settling, cocooning; turning inwards for the long winter ahead. I never tire of photographing seed heads either. Endlessly captivating, they offer forth their generous, basin-like heads, sheltering a bounty of tiny jewels secreted within.  These ones looked still young to me, and they stood out, green and proud amongst a scene of quiet…

Press On

Originally posted on Journeyofaphotograph:
. tick – tock – tick – tock step – step – step . I loved the idea of this project from the beginning, over a year ago now. It set a seed, inspired me to look towards from a difficult time, into the future, a place I hoped to reach. Sometimes you don’t know why you do, you don’t even…

the dreamer

‘interrupted by a daydream’, 2014 The Dreamer by Rainer Maria Rilke Dreams: as vivid in my eyes as orchids. Like them brilliant and opulent, like them drawing through the giant stem of living sap the juices of their strength, like them flaunting an absorbed life-blood, revelling in the fleetness of the minute, then, in the next, pallid as the dead. And when, softly, worlds…

Lines

Originally posted on Journeyofaphotograph:
My small contribution to Journey of a Photograph is now off to its next recipient. It’s taken me a while to be ready to make something for this project, in part because of all the travel and work that came between the parcel’s arrival and my own ability to stop and think about what I could add … what would…

the forest

  I’m back from our family road trip around Europe (6 countries in 16 days). I was hugely inspired by the lithe, elegant pine trees of the Bavarian forest, so different to our forests here in the UK. They appeared to me like ghostly apparitions in the fog, and this is my interpretation. Looking forward to catching up with everyone over the next days……

one, two

  I’m off for a little summer blogging break. See you on the other side! © images and content Emily Hughes, 2014

‘pebbles’ update

  OK, forgive me the shameless plug! I’m trying to push forwards with my website and have given it a bit of an overhaul. I’ve also added lots of new stuff. Please take a look (just click on the photo). I would love to know what you think, and I would love for you to follow me on twitter, facebook, tumblr, pinterest or flickr. I…