Thursday, 25 March 2010
Famous for these recent large format Polaroid prints of Los Angeles, Jim McHugh has been photographing common things in an uncommon manner for thirty years. These LA pictures have a noir-ness that portray the LA of Raymond Chandler by showing the architecture and fading glamour of the Hollywood of a different era.
McHugh attended the Masters Program the UCLA Film School. He has since been a contributing photographer to People Magazine, the official photographer for the Grammy Awards and is currently on the masthead of Architectural Digest.
Jim's photography has garnered many awards and is included in prominent collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center and The Polaroid Collection. Jim has exhibited widely; nationally and internationally, with large solo exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the James Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles. A selection of these pictures was shown at Art Miami 2009 presented by Timothy Yarger Fine Art. An exhibition of new work will be shown at Timothy Yarger Fine Art in Beverly Hills opening March 27th through May 1, 2010.
Known equally for his portraiture, McHugh has published several books of artists portraits including "The Art of Light and Space" by Abbeyville Press and "California Artists: New Work" by Chronicle Press. His portrait of David Hockney is the cover of Hockney’s book "That’s the Way I See It." Jim Mchugh won the International Photography Awards’ First Prize for Fine Art Photography 2007 and The George Eastman House Best of Show for Architectural imagery of Los Angeles.