Hello wonderful community!

My name is Michael Hughes. I live in central Pennsylvania, USA. I have been a mechanical designer. I am now a math teacher.

I dabble in various media, mostly music,

My first camera was a Kodak Retina II, given to me by my uncle. Eventually I bought a used Canon FTB and continued to dabble. My first digital pictures were simply with my phone, which I likened to a toy camera. My editting experience had previously been with PhotoShop, on a variety of cd packaging designs.
Now I use PhotoFiltre, freeware.

Quite often I am more moved by darkish, unsettling, ambiguous imagery. But I like “beautiful” things as well. Sometimes it seems only “absurdity” runs through my mind when I go out on the rare photo hunt.

Looking so forward to getting lost in the diversity of this site. Thanks for making it so easy to be a part of it.


  • Joined: December 2009


Music for Film

At long last I am done with the puzzle of creating a soundtrack for an indie feature called Guilt and Sentence / I’m very pleased with the outcome and am looking forward to the film’s premiere in a historic theatre this weekend. / I made this little promo that will run some time before the film. / And now I find myself in the middle of a recording binge, thus neglecting my photo playi…
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In the Interim

I’ve been on a bit of RB hiatus for a couple of reasons. Firstly, going back to work after nearly a year working through a complicated dispute having, most believe, at its base, good old (bad old) nepotism. I am a math teacher and at times, through all this, I was quite deluded into thinking I could never do it again. But I got such a warm welcome back from students and staff, it felt as if…
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What I Do For Fun

you know, there is something very joyful in this. i have a small memory of sitting on my bed playing a little tin drum with miniature sticks. it was probably 1965 or so. / just throwing it out there to, i guess, reveal another side… / [Video]
Posted almost 8 years – Leave a comment

RIP Mark Linkous

I just read that a man who gave me so much joy with his tender voice and melodies has taken his own life. Even though I didn’t know him, I am siting here heartsick. Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. I remember being so pleased to find interviews with him on youtube, to see him speak, his laid-back drawl. His music was inspirational to my own. Sadness. / [Video]
Posted almost 8 years – 4 comments
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