Ian Hughes Photographer




Born arse first and bright blue (sorry Mum) in Heswall, Merseyside, England.

Went to Wallasey Art College (now abolished) with ambitions to be a cartoonist but left as a photographer. Taught by Tom Wood (one of the country's great unsung documentary photographers).




Left England at 19 to be a Cruiseship Photographer based mainly in Miami. Worked on 15 ships over 8 years. Travelled around the States on Greyhound buses in my time off between ships. (See God Bless America and Love Boat Rejects pictures)



Came home. Moved to Brighton. Thought it would be an interesting base to photograph the quirkier side of life (it is). Worked in portrait studios and pro photo labs as colour hand printer. (See Only in Brighton pictures)



Got a one year working visa for Australia. Lived in Sydney for 6 months and worked at the Olympics. Travelled around the rest of the country in an old camper van for 5 months before a whistle stop tour of China by train. (See Australia pictures)



Started a 3 year degree in Editorial Photography at University of Brighton, combining this with a thriving career in Data Entry at the local gas/electricity board.



Currently documenting life on London's streets and continuing my long term project on Horse Racing crowds. (See Never Mind The Horses pictures)

Expecting to graduate in June 2006.


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My life in pictures ...


Late 1980's, Bothering Gringos in Mexico...


All American boy early 90's...

Daily grind in the mid-90's . . .

New life in Brighton, 2005 . . .