Hello, my name is James Edward Hughes, and welcome to my site.
I created this website in 2010, initially as a Blog called Show Me Something Interesting, to post some of the weird and wonderful things which occur in this fantastic worlds of ours. Soon after starting, I began to write reviews of the Classical Music concerts and CD's I attended or purchased. This lead me to create a corner of the site specifically for my favourite voice type: the contralto. This expanded faster than I had expected, which lead me to create a separate website for these "low ladies" which became the highly successful Contralto Corner. In 2013 I created a brother-site for the Contralto Corner called the Countertenor Corner, which specialised in performances by those male singers who sing in what is known as the Falsetto register.
Show Me Something Interesting also became a showcase for my amateur photography skills. Again, though, there was too much to put keep on this site, so I now have my own photography site called James E. Hughes Photography. In the beginning, this was made up of my holiday pictures, as I am a keen traveller, particularly to the high Arctic: Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Norway and Sweden. Since then, I have branched out into portrait and art photography.
My other interests include: Science; Morbid Medicine; Deep Sea Creatures; Astronomy; Chemistry; Mathematics; History, particularly women in power; Esoterica & the Occult; Music in general; The Bass Voice (the voice I wish I had!); and Art, particularly painting and sculpture. I also have a passion for the 1920's and 30's.
I hope you enjoy my site!
PROJECTS AND CHARITIES
This is a list of projects and charities I am either involved with, support, or have helped to fund. Please have a look and feel free to give what you can to help.
RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)