Life without us.
Nicholas Hughes’s photographic exploration of ocean currents and landscapes in Switzerland, Germany and along the British coastline convert static geography into visual contemplation. By approaching vast terrains and large bodies of water, his photography plays with notions of human absence, and the rift between the overdeveloped world and natural realm. His focus on plains, surfaces and boundaries reference the limits our civilization has placed on nature. The images are desolate, almost bleak, but there seems to be a calm about them. They seem to reassure us that the existence of life or the lack thereof is inconsequential to the universe.