Shizaru Gallery presents Walter Hugo: A Moment in an Instant World


LONDON.- Shizaru Gallery welcomes 2012 with a solo show of Walter Hugo. Entirely self-taught, Hugoʼs ʻA Moment In An Instant Worldʼ is the culmination of Hugoʼs focus and deep exploration of obscure photographic systems. His studies have enabled technical feats that stand in stark contrast; as an antidote to the contemporary age of the instant, mass produced, and throwaway photography. On display are three of Hugoʼs series that include his use of 19th century ambrotype photography as well as his self-invented process that exposes images directly onto walls and floors. These works highlight the deceptive nature of photography – a medium that claims to capture truth but instead alters that which is captured. Never knowing the image until its been developed, the precarious nature of Hugoʼs techniques produces