Hugh Kretschmer

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Neoconceptual
    • Photographer

    Galleries

    About the artist

    "My photographs have been described as fanciful, curious, imaginative, unusual, or a little creepy. Some are influenced by myriad dreams and desires of what life could be like…if only, while others are commentaries on the human condition, influenced by a perspective that honors and embraces the assets and deficits we all share as human beings, seasoned with a touch of quirk and irony." Hugh Kretschmer is a Los Angeles native who grew up in a family of artists, discovering photography at age 13 under the guidance of his father, who was a photo-instrumentation engineer for McDonnell Douglas during the Mercury through Apollo missions. Recognized repeatedly throughout his 24 year career for his work's enduring (and endearing) use of metaphor and hand crafted, trick-the-eye elements, Kretschmer has achieved singular success as an editorial and advertising photographer who creates imagery that applies to both art and commerce.