Wakey Wakey

Giles is my brother-in-law. He’s obsessed with the weather forecast.

He dreams of flat water and he doesn’t want any wind blowing.

It was as still as I normally am at 8am on a Saturday, conditions were perfect.

Will brought me a Costa Express latte, and a bacon and egg sandwich.

Giles brought the boat, and the wakeboards.

I brought the cameras.


Will’s kite surfing mate John also joined us for a bash around the Solent.

He went in after Giles and Will and attempted a few 180’s. Mostly with the

same outcome! Great for me though 🙂


Processed in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CC

Shot on Nikon D800E & D4

Lenses: (35mm f1.4) (58mm 1.4) (85mm f1.4) (70-200mm f2.8)



About Gray Hughes photographer

Gray Hughes grew up in southwest London but has always had strong connections to the USA. He has spent many summers on road trips, visiting family in California. In his early twenties he moved to New York and assisted various fashion photographers before returning to London to shoot editorial sports and lifestyle. He soon graduated into shooting commercially for brands including Coca-Cola, Asics, Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Powerade. Gray has always loved film and music – his mother exposed him to Hitchcock at an inappropriately young age. As a young teen he used to record music demos on a four track recorder. Then in 2001 he took a break from photography to pursue a career in music, remixing dance music for four years before returning to his first love, photography. Gray’s personal projects have taken him to cowboy country in Montana, USA as well as Rio de Janeiro and more recently, around the grassroots rugby clubs of Britain. His film, ‘Heartland’ was a finalist in the 2015 AOP awards, with the accompanying photographs featured in the Sunday Times Magazine. He directed his first commercial for Glamorgan Brewing Company in 2015 and then subsequently joined Ridley Scott Associates where he was added to the photgraphy and moving image roster, he is on an indenpendent arrangement while he grows his show-reel so is free to collaborate with other production companies. So far this year he has directed films for Reebok and Standard Life and has shot a global advertising campaign for Vodafone.

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