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Thursday, September 8, 2011

John Houck

John Houck:

John Houck

Work from his oeuvre.

“In the world of photographic art, what matters more than where you focus your lens? We all see skylines, but which section interests the photographer most? We all see people, but which people, which part of a person, claims the image? Photographers show us the world through their eyes. In the case of these four photographers, we’re seeing worlds within worlds. Each image is a combination of still life portraiture and media, whether overtly or subtly referenced, and invites the viewer to consider language, culture, and our subconscious.

John Houck’s photographs converse with reality versus our perception of reality. Without first reading the title of this photograph, we interpret the visual cues and recognize branding. How blurry would the photo need to be in order for our advertising-saturated brains to misinterpret the logos? Yet, on first glance, and especially from a distance, the image is a pleasing interplay of color and shape, akin to an architectural sketch, but made more beautiful by each logo’s hue.” – Anna and Tess Knoebel via Culturehall.

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