Jamie Mchugh, photographer

McHugh’s tight crops and unusual points of view of the spectacular Sonoma Coast tidal zone produce remarkable abstractions. Photographing in the sun’s final hour also brings an otherworldly quality to the naturally rich textures, colors and forms of the environment.

The wonderfully lyrical nature of McHugh’s photographic work is related to his other passions. An instructor in dance and movement, as well as photography, for more than 30 years, McHugh strives to “capture life happening during the pause between exhale and inhale,” as he says.

His award-winning photos have been exhibited throughout California to critical acclaim.