What do you see? What feeling does the image evoke or bring memories to the surface? Art should break through our complacent thinking and evoke our feelings and memories.

Working with contemplative photography, once described as “soothing yet mysterious”, I seek to evoke an aloneness or serene solitude with a profound absence of the human subject and which, like a visual haiku, is highly disciplined and structured. Using color, light and form with an emphasis on minimalism, the viewer can interpret the images on a personal level.

I have always had a fascination with things of beauty and fine craftsmanship. In the relationship I have with the subject, I seek to develop those fascinations to bring an inner peace in a chaotic world.

What do you see?

—John H. Hughey

Self-Portrait in Vaseline, 1974