Eddie McHugh

Eddie McHughDescribing himself as having a creative soul, for many years painting was Eddie McHugh’s preferred form of artistic expression. Later, due to the time constraints of running his own landscaping business, he turned to photography as a more efficient creative outlet. Eddie soon found a new love in photography, with the blend of brevity and artistry being the perfect form of expression for him.

His subject matter is varied and will often feature everyday scenes which most of us would simply pass-by unnoticed. However, with his eye for the creative, Eddie will ingeniously create a stimulating and emotional image from seemingly nothing. Many of his photos exhibit a documentary style which, at times, have a satirical or ironic edge, giving the viewer a glimpse of his light-hearted sense of humour for which he is known.

Eddie lives aboard a houseboat in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where his neighbors include beavers, otters, eagles, heron, seals, bats and every concievable kind of waterfowl. He has a mounting collection of accolades from the US, Canada and Europe. These include exhibits in the LACDA in Los Angeles, the Elements group exhibition in Barcelona, photos in the permanent archives at the Musee d’eLysee in Switzerland, twice finalist at the London Photographic Awards and has photos published in Weird Washington Travel Guide and the Natural Skagit.

The Cliff Walk is a collection of Eddie McHugh’s most recent work. Updated regularly it’s a great source of vivifying images.

Latest photos by Eddie McHugh

6 thoughts on “Eddie McHugh”

  1. I first became aware of Eddie’s immense photographic talents when I began blogging a year ago, and was always a great fan of his natural abilities and artistic qualities.
    I can now also say that I have had the pleasure of meeting Eddie thanks to his generosity in organising a stay for myself and my English/Canadian hybrid family, on a houseboat on the beautiful land he calls home.
    Eddie is a charming man, eloquent and charismatic. Just take a look at some of Eddie’s work and you will understand why so many people, myself included, so love his photographic genius. The ability to communicate emotions in photographs, to speak volumes with images alone, and to constantly surpriuse and delight, I believe are some of his many attributes.

  2. I always look forward to Eddie’s images and also his wonderful sense of humor. He has a wonderful ability to find the unexpected scenes that others overlook and transform them into a work of art.

  3. Loved reading this bio on you. I didn’t know I was interacting with someone so famous. Wow!! I was impressed with all you’ve done eddie. But I have to tell you, I was impressed looong before I ever read this. But I still found it fascinating.
    I was blown away that you live on a houseboat. That is just incredible and so YOU!! Oh, that must be amazing in terms of always hearing the water lapping the boat and the night sounds and the morning birds and fish jumping. I grew up on a lake and miss the water terribly here in the southwest.
    I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed your wonderfully “one of a kind” photo style. A style I’ve yet to find anywhere else….and won’t. Because not only is your style unique but each photo is unique, which keeps your photography fresh and alive, like Life, forever new and changing and exploitory. That is quite an accomplishment, eddie.

  4. Eddie’s work is so incredible I asked him to photograph my wedding on family land in the National Forest. It’s not just any photographer who would set up shop in the elements admist wandering cows, tents and a fury of people. He captured the day and I will cherish the photos until my dying day!

  5. nice to find here a description of Eddie – whom I first met at Flickr.com as rverspirit – of course, living in a houseboat he can feel a river’s spirit more than other people 🙂

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