Chad Hughes was born on Sep. 7 1977 in Northland, NZ (New Zealand). After attending UCOL (NZ), he graduated with a Degree in Design in 2000 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Graphic Design in 2001. Since 2001 has worked in various Graphic design postions, in 2010 he establishing 'Icon Web Design Ltd' and has been a freelance web designer since.
As you've probably noticed, I'm a Film Geek... I'm heavily into Directors and their works and I'm always interested in what Directors people tend to like.
My favourites are Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Alfred Hitchcock, Ken Russell, Gaspar Noe, Andrei Tarkovsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kenneth Anger, Francis Ford Coppola.
I love a lot of weird and wonderful music. From hip hop to rock, from 70's,80's and 90's music. Electronic to singer song writers.
I also love The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, The Clash, Sonic Youth, Paul Weller, Ryan Adams, INXS and classical music.
I came up with a list of 8 books that I consider must-reads from both contemporary and classic literature:
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee), The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald), Emma (Jane Austen), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), 1984 (George Orwell), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), Catch-22 (Joseph Heller), Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell).
As a photographer, I like to question everything. I like to understand how things work, why they are how they are, and how it affects what I do.
One of my latest ponderings really got me thinking, so I ran it past US based photographer Chase Jarvis for his opinion. Not only did he have his own take, but he also felt compelled to post the question on his blog.
Skills // Adobe After Effects,Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Aperture, Apple Color, Wordpress, html, css.
During 2005 I ventured to a friends wedding in Malaysia. While I was there I took the opportunity to visit Cambodia. My intention, to photograph the ruins of Angkor Wat and surrounding temples. This was one of many pictures taken that day.;
What I remember of Malaysia was eating a lot (up to five times a day!) Drastic contrast between rich inner city and out suburb slums. And of course Days spent touring around the city districts. One trip in particular was a trip to a Chinese temple. This is a photo taken there.
This was a fun experiment into the placement of type within a confined space. Quite often when we push ourselves that little bit further, great results are just around the corner.