The wasted plastic form is a predominate theme in my work. These images are meant to engage the viewer to consider a key pressing dilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, discord and harmony. Humanity seems drawn by desire—a chance to succeed, to consume and to create, however we are consciously or unconsciously aware that much of the world is suffering as a result of our desires. Our dependence on oil and plastic which provides packaging and material for our consumption is feeding an ever increasing mountain of junk on land and in the sea. These abandoned washed objects speak to us now, however they will eventually and ultimately become buried by the forces of nature. Crushed by the forces of the earth, they will in the future be the markers by which our current technological civilization maybe uncovered.

—Andy Hughes

Andy Hughes

Gwithian Beach
West Cornwall, England 2003
Digital C-Type Print
Andy Hughes, Photographer

  Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach
Los Angeles, California, 2005
Digital C-Type Print
Andy Hughes, Photographer

Gwithian Beach

Gwithian Beach
West Cornwall, England 2003
Digital C-Type Print
Andy Hughes, Photographer

  Gwithian Beach

Gwithian Beach
West Cornwall, England 2003
Digital C-Type Print
Andy Hughes, Photographer