Hugh Alison

Joined Artfinder: June 2014

Artworks for sale: 53

United Kingdom

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.
    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.


    Edition sizes:
    - either one single print of any size
    - or one edition of 5 prints of any size
    - or one edition of 25 prints of any size
    - or one edition of 50 prints of any size.  

    Prices for the larger editions are significantly lower than the smaller editions, allowing me to make some photos more affordable. Once the first print from an edition is sold, the size of the edition is fixed. There will be no other, later editions.






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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.
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.


Edition sizes:
- either one single print of any size
- or one edition of 5 prints of any size
- or one edition of 25 prints of any size
- or one edition of 50 prints of any size.  

Prices for the larger editions are significantly lower than the smaller editions, allowing me to make some photos more affordable. Once the first print from an edition is sold, the size of the edition is fixed. There will be no other, later editions.






 
 
 
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