"What a range of mood does the light offer from morning to night, from day to day from season to season and all through the years"
- Louis Kahn
An acclaimed photographer and adventurer, Collin Hughes documents his personal expedition to Antarctica in 2012 in The Forgotten Continent. Following an expedition team, Hughes discovered a continent as massive as it is mystifying, where natural physicality displaces contemporary notions of time and place, light and space.In contrast to our current manufactured realities, and without the human scale of civilization, massive mountaintops feel almost eerily within reach, like a mirage in the desert - a great, white hallucination of ice and snow. Sunsets and sunrises blend together as the daylight spans nearly 24 hours, slowing down ones sense of time, and allowing the observance of its passage in slow motion through the vast emptiness of the landscape.Ultimately, it was these distortions of light and scale that became most important in Hughes’ photo-graphs. An investigation of the surreal, shape shifting landscape of epic proportion, each photograph exists as a visual manifestation of the profound impact the natural world has on perceptions of reality.
Available for viewing at A+E Studios until July 23rd, 2015. Please contact the gallery for print pricing and information.