Failed Photographs (2011) is a collection of photographs taken from my family albums. In each case the photographs display an obvious visual failure to that which was originally intended. Photographs like these have existed in many family archives for decades, but until recently the use of digital cameras – and on the spot editing – has resulted in the decline of such mistakes.
Barry W Hughes works with the photographic image. He has exhibited widely, at home in Ireland, and internationally. Hughes chooses everyday objects and situations to explore ideas such as incidence, coincidence and accident, motivated by a desire to understand the tension between the intentional and unintentional gesture.
He is the founding editor/publisher of SuperMassiveBlackHole (SMBH) online photography magazine.