Shoot the Breeze: Hudson Hayden

By Darby Milbrath

Hudson Hayden is old fashioned in his practice. His pics of landscapes, trucks, and working class heroes are Canadian, clean, and with such effort and control that they appear strangely calm. There’s a loneliness in his work.

1. Why do you take photos?
It’s satisfying.

2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go?
Not everywhere, no.

3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most?

4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human?
A manta ray.

5. What is your favorite smell?


6. Would you like to live forever?
I’d like to be reincarnated.

7. What do you think is the best photo you have ever taken to date? 
My portrait of Santa.

8. What’s your favorite pastime?

9. Do you like having your photo taken? 
Yes. It’s fun watching people work.

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