"I've learnt that the work that satisfies my own creativity the most is the work that is closest to my own character. I've always been quieter and a little more gentle in my approach to photography. I'm happy to take my time and seek out the subtler more emotional side of life."
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WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE A POINT, SOMETIMES SILENCE SPEAKS THE LOUDEST. Hugh Whitaker's photography lives in the subtleties that color the corners of our day to day lives. There's a sense contemplation within every frame of his work that feels like you're looking at a still-life painting. Reminiscent to the works of Edward Hopper, Whitaker takes the quiet, delicate moments of daily life and presents them in noir-filled dream haze. His work is a long, constant state of resting exhale.
Another striking element in Hugh Whitaker's work is his intention with light. His subjects shine through darkness as silhouettes. As an observer, your eyes are directed to points of light splashed throughout the canvas of the photograph. Although quiet, Whitaker's work carries a weight, making you stop and take time to investigate what you're actually looking at. And in the sea of so many distractions, that's something truly special these days.