"At age eight, Mitch Hughes sent in seven Kool-Aid packages as part of a special promotion and received his first camera. Working in black & white, he and his brother developed negatives and prints in a neighbor’s darkroom. From that time, he knew he would always love photography.
From the early ’80s forward, Mitch dealt primarily with fashion and commercial imaging. He broke the mold that claimed there are “takers” and “makers” in photography, as he oversees all aspects of his work from the concept to the final piece. A purist in some aspects, he likes to photograph as closely to the concept as possible, but emphatically enjoys the creative growth that stems from digital manipulation.
Mitch holds a BA from the University of Utah in Political Science with Spanish as the language requirement. He received his teaching certification from Southern Utah University and has over 80 hours of postgraduate work in Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science and Meteorology.
A secondary educator for 12 years, he integrated physics and chemistry with his background in photography so that students could see that the arts and sciences are complements. He continues to take opportunities to teach through workshops and demonstrations."