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Michael McHugh

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In the public domain, there are those who occupy its centre. These individuals possess an innate magnetism; a mysterious, gravitational pull that intrigues. Sometimes charismatic, or displaying a kind of unflappable confidence. They are not necessarily dominant or attention seeking, but radiate a powerful unspoken, though somewhat evasive, energy.

I set out to find individuals who possess these fascinating qualities. Encountered throughout London, I captured my subjects on film and digital media to investigate how and why, in my view, they command our attention.


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