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Lines of Demarcation 1

These are macro images of objects through water drops collaged with a portrait. In these images, I
explore the boundaries between unrelated objects (in this case animate and inanimate) in images using the
unconsciousness. I begin with a photograph which contains a lot of ambiguity (the macros of water drops) and add
another completely unrelated image. I then combine the images by staring at the first image until a theme or structure
begins to emerge and which allows for a meshing of the two structures.

For example, in 'Dorothy in Oz', the 'steam' from the coffee cup becomes the tornado from Oz. And here the structure
as a whole speaks to me as a face - the coffee cup acting as the nose and the 'tornado' leading up to the forehead
and 'eyes' - Dorothy.


Hugh Jones is a self-taught artist and has presented work in over 150 exhibitions and publications since 2008. He has a BS in psychology, BS in electrical engineering, and a PhD in Electrophysics. He has also studied Zen and loves to travel. His images have won national and international awards for collage, erotica, nature, landscape, abstract, architecture, portrait, pinhole, photojournalism, political and street photography.

These include:
......Prix de la Photographie Awards 2009-2012; International Photography Awards 2009-2011; WPGA Annual Pollux awards 2010-2011, WPGA Black and White Competition 2010-2011, WPGA Storyteller 2010, WPGA Best Shot 2011, WPGA Urban and Country Landscape 2011, XTO Image Awards; ART undressed 2011 Tour. Work also presented at 1212 Gallery, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art; Millard Sheets Center for the Arts; Plates to Pixels; Target Galley at the Torpedo Factory; The Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University; Watson Studio Gallery.........

He is published in Camera Obscura Journal; books by Urban Fox Press, Ovenden Art, A Smith Gallery, Manifest Gallery, Vermont Photo Space Gallery; Vermont Photoworkplace. His work will be published in Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography (Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, 2012)....His work is part of the Permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.......

More recently: Camera Obscura Journal Prize (2012 summer issue) and Editor's Choice Award for 2011 summer issue of Camera Obscura Journal; 7th Black and White Spider Awards (Merit of Excellence, honorable mention and 11 nominees - and 8 nominees, 1 honorable mention in the 6th), LESSEDRA Art Gallery, Bulgaria (special prize, 2012); Photographer of the Year, 2011 WPGA Pollux Awards (joint award).....please visit