Hugh Alison

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About Hugh Alison

 
 
  • Biography
    I started developing and printing my own photos in my parent's bathroom when I was twelve. That was almost 50 years ago. I have been doing medical research for 35 years. Photography is what I do to "switch off". 

    What's in my portfolio?


    Feral Nudes: 

    This is my serious photography. Female nudes in wild countryside. Maybe it’s because I spent my first few years running round the African bush naked, maybe I just like naked chicks on rocks. Mainly black and white, although I am doing more colour work now that the technology has improved.

    I normally shoot when the light is good, and there aren't too many people about - this means 3 hours after sunrise, and 3 hours before sunset. The middle of the day is for driving to interesting places, and for long picnic lunches.

    I never add anything to the photo using Photoshop - the girl is always there in real life. No Photoshop fakes. I might remove distractions (like telegraph poles).


    Amazing faces:

    Just because they are beautiful.

    About my prints:

    All prints are produced by me personally, on 308 GSM Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Matt paper, with Epson Ultrachrome inks on my own Epson 7800 printer, which can print up to 24" wide. This combination of paper and ink is considered by many to be the ultimate for quality and permanence. Prints will come with a 
    Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity and Hologram authentication. I don't sell commercial prints or prints made by somebody else.

    Surely silver gelatin prints made in a real darkroom are better?

    Some people think so. I had a real darkroom for over 30 years. I printed fibre based, selenium toned traditional prints, and I was taught by some very skilled photographers in the UK and the USA. I was really pretty good at printing.

    About three years after I switched to digital printing, I put all my best darkroom prints out next to my best digital prints of the same foto, and I looked at them very carefully. Then I tore up all the darkroom prints, and sold the darkroom equipment.

    I simply love matt prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. I haven't used anything else for art prints for at least ten years. Other people may prefer other types of prints, including traditional prints. That's equally OK as well.

    Edition sizes vary, from o
    ne unique print to twenty five prints of any size.
    If you buy a print, the edition is locked at that number.
    There will not suddenly be another larger edition.

    Why the different size editions? 
    - My prices depend on the edition size as well as the size of the print. This allows me to make some fotos affordable to everybody, as well as producing large unique "statement artworks".  

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Biography

I started developing and printing my own photos in my parent's bathroom when I was twelve. That was almost 50 years ago. I have been doing medical research for 35 years. Photography is what I do to "switch off". 

What's in my portfolio?


Feral Nudes: 

This is my serious photography. Female nudes in wild countryside. Maybe it’s because I spent my first few years running round the African bush naked, maybe I just like naked chicks on rocks. Mainly black and white, although I am doing more colour work now that the technology has improved.

I normally shoot when the light is good, and there aren't too many people about - this means 3 hours after sunrise, and 3 hours before sunset. The middle of the day is for driving to interesting places, and for long picnic lunches.

I never add anything to the photo using Photoshop - the girl is always there in real life. No Photoshop fakes. I might remove distractions (like telegraph poles).


Amazing faces:

Just because they are beautiful.

About my prints:

All prints are produced by me personally, on 308 GSM Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Matt paper, with Epson Ultrachrome inks on my own Epson 7800 printer, which can print up to 24" wide. This combination of paper and ink is considered by many to be the ultimate for quality and permanence. Prints will come with a 
Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity and Hologram authentication. I don't sell commercial prints or prints made by somebody else.

Surely silver gelatin prints made in a real darkroom are better?

Some people think so. I had a real darkroom for over 30 years. I printed fibre based, selenium toned traditional prints, and I was taught by some very skilled photographers in the UK and the USA. I was really pretty good at printing.

About three years after I switched to digital printing, I put all my best darkroom prints out next to my best digital prints of the same foto, and I looked at them very carefully. Then I tore up all the darkroom prints, and sold the darkroom equipment.

I simply love matt prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. I haven't used anything else for art prints for at least ten years. Other people may prefer other types of prints, including traditional prints. That's equally OK as well.

Edition sizes vary, from o
ne unique print to twenty five prints of any size.
If you buy a print, the edition is locked at that number.
There will not suddenly be another larger edition.

Why the different size editions? 
- My prices depend on the edition size as well as the size of the print. This allows me to make some fotos affordable to everybody, as well as producing large unique "statement artworks".  

 
 
 

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