S.hughes Imaging

Forget about the profession of being a photographer. First be a photographer and maybe the profession will come after. ~ Chris Steele-Perkins


What floats YOUR boat?

What floats YOUR boat?

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The progression of my professional life hasn’t been anything I could have foreseen when I was in my 20′, my 30’s or even my 40’s…

And now that I’m in the 2nd half of my 50’s…once again it has taken a turn I didn’t foresee, predict or even necessarily desire..

But in this latest turn of events, I’ll say I’m closer to being in a place that feels right … at least in this moment.

The uncertainties…

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Finding the current


Sometimes finding the current requires being still…because the current is so slow and calm.

And once you find that current, you may still need to put forth some serious personal energy to move down stream…

It doesn’t mean you’re not following the right current – it just means there will be times when you’ve got to do the heavy work to make the next bend in the river.

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The desire for immortality..

The desire for immortality..

Contrary to appearances – I do not dwell in a dark place – but I do have experiences that make me think about some things a bit deeper.

I’m not a scholar nor am I a theologian – I’m not particularly religious except in the big picture kind of way.

I do think there are teachings from those that came before us..and the bible is a piece of that for me.

The story of Adam and Eve … (and please forgive…

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Life isn’t what we plan…

Life isn’t what we plan…


Life isn’t what we plan – it is what happens while we plan.

I’ve been working on a new venture for me – something way outside my comfort zone.

Do I have what it takes?

Are my skills something that others would pay for?

Am I really as good as I think I am?

Am I really as good as my friends say I am?

Why didn’t the company I work for see enough value in my skills – to grow them within the company…

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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau
Durham…keeping up with the times…
Thank you fellas for this work…

Durham, North Carolina…

A great place to live, work and play..

Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it. ~Claude Adrien Helvetius
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other. ~Carol Saline
Surf fishing…
Watching the horizon…
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. ~Josh Billings