2018 CJL Finalist: Kevin Hoth

 


This series began with a question – How can I show the expansive space all around me in a single two-dimensional image? After some experiments, I realized I could use a mirror in the landscape to join the space behind me with the space in front of me. The series clicked into place when I joined the horizon line behind me to the one in front of me. In this way, I create a temporary landscape that exists only in the captured image. Natural spaces  (those without overt human corruption)  are spaces that fill me with peace and act as an antidote to our man made world of information overload. My desire is to show how I experience these spaces, but also to comment on how many people interact with them?via a phone screen. The mirror can serve to unify space, but it also show how we are sensing these places as visual fragments. I use a circular mirror as a reference to the shape of the eyeball and the fact that all images are projected as true circles and then cropped by the camera.