Andrew Hughes's work explores the detritus and garbage washed up on the shores where he surfs. Despite their ominous presence, these mass-produced items become aesthetic forms within the open theater of the beach. By photographing everyday products in such an environment, Hughes attempts to draw attention to the small scale, the unseen, and the pollutants of modern industrial consumerist society.
A portion of the proceeds from this book, which was designed by well-know American designer David Carson, will be donated to three charities: Surfrider Foundation, Surfers Against Sewage, and the Marine Conservation Society.
About the Author
Andrew Hughes studied fine art at Cardiff University in Wales and photography at the Royal College of Art, London. He has been awarded various commissions and residencies including the Millennium Fund, South West Arts, and the Tate Gallery St. Ives. He is an avid surfer.