“Increasing awareness of the fragility and preciousness of nature drew my attention to landscape photographic practice.”


Nicholas Hughes (b.1963) is a British landscape photographer based in Cornwall. Working in an abstract mode, his practice seeks to explore the landscape immediately surrounding where he lives. A passionate environmentalist, Hughes’s practice examines the space between the world that people inhabit and that which nature still claims as its own. In this intermediary space between the two, Hughes focuses on boundaries, plains and surfaces to acknowledge the limits humanity have imposed on the natural world, whilst contemplating the future for both.


Hughes studied at Blackpool and the Fylde College (University of Lancaster, BA) and the London College of Communication (MA). His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in a variety of photographic collections worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and the Gana Art Center (Seoul). He has also been featured in numerous publications, including Hotshoe International and the British Journal of Photography. Hughes has released two books, Aspects of Cosmological Indifference (self-published, 2013) and Nowhere Far (Gost, 2017) spanning 20 years of his photographic career to date.