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Instagram Interview @m.jhughes

My name is Michael John Hughes and I’m a photographer from Brisbane, Australia. I spend half my time shooting for a photography ‘day job’, and the other half shooting freelance work. Outside of photography I honestly do my best to relax as much as possible in the downtime, so I spend a lot of time reading, writing, chilling at the beach and watching movies. I guard my downtime religiously, a lot of people work harder than they need to.

 

I use a few different cameras, so a mix always gets uploaded to my Instagram account. 90% is all from a Fujifilm point and shoot camera (X100T) that I use for paid and personal work. Its quite basic and only has a fixed 35mm lens, but I’ve been using it for nearly 4 years and I don’t think I’ll ever stop using it. I also use my iPhone and scanned images from disposable cameras a lot.

 

I edit most of my images on Lightroom, but I also use VSCO and Filmborn which I’ve been playing around with a bit more lately.

 

 

For me, I’ve found removing or moving things to be easiest way to get a simple image. So the fewer props the better! Instagram account. 90% is all from a Fujifilm point and shoot camera (X100T) that I use for paid and personal work. Its quite basic and only has a fixed 35mm lens, but I’ve been using it for nearly 4 years and I don’t think I’ll ever stop using it. I also use my iPhone and scanned images from disposable cameras a lot.

 

 

Who inspires you on Instagram?

@rayyiuradziphoto is a photographer who’s work I really admire, but accounts like @kennedymagazinealso switch up my viewing and stop me from thinking too much about what an Instagram feed SHOULD look like. I also couldn’t forget my partner @jasminedowling, who I’d argue is the more talented photographer of the two of us and continually pushes me to get better.

 

I’m big on the colours green and brown, so that has included things like; pineapple farms, trees and forests, plants on wood floors etc. Generally I love anywhere with a mix of subtle colours and textures.

Minimal can apply to many different things, including concept. Trying to reduce what you want to show or even say to its most basic message will always make an impact and stand out. Also, always look up and down, thats usually where I’ve found my best photos!

Hope you enjoy our interview with Michael and the photos from Michael Instagram feed. Do check out his instagram feed

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