Joshua Hobson

  • apartment.trees web
    Complex Courtyard, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • Currents

    Currents refers to a movement or power made up of numerous small parts.  This may mean ocean currents, air currents or in this case the power of people in conjunction with the place in which they reside.  I used Seoul as a model to personally explore the idiosyncrasies of place. I am fascinated by the creation of a space shared by such a large number of people. It is done incrementally, consciously and unconsciously. It is done by committee with a clear reasoning, and it is done by individuals driven by solely self-serving ends. People pour their energy and creativity into a place and it becomes a force of its own. It then actively collaborates with residents and visitors alike in its continued growth and evolution. I am interested in how humans deal individually with an environment built by millions. This theme is explored personally as I take part in this unification of individual with environment.

    The spaces and scenes I have chosen to include in this series depict what I consider crossroads. Simply put they are photographs of public space and document the interchange between humans the spaces we build and subsequently inhabit.  They are places whose idiosyncrasies are related to and contingent upon them being public spaces, constantly under the influence of the whims of the people who occupy them.  The resulting images depict the discord and stasis inherent in the human-made environment.

    Our surroundings, while often seemingly stagnate, are in constant flux, constantly being altered by use. The vast majority of theses changes are done unconsciously; lending character to a place that seems to be innate.  This vision of public space is the theoretical underpinning of the Currents series and had direct bearing on my overall approach to the work as well as the specific images I captured.
  • pink.cabinet web

    Pink Cabinet, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • confused.tree web

    Late Summer, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • burnt.out.light web

    Streetlamp at Dusk, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • glass.corner web

    Untitled, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • dining.set web

    Chairs and Afternoon Light, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • driving.range3 web

    The Driving Range, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • curve ahead print

    Curves Ahead, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • out.building web

    7-10, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • orange.bucket web

    Orange Bucket, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • two.cairs.and.bad.news web

    Two Chairs and Bad News, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • wire.head web

    Wire Head, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • snow.man web

    Snowman, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • end.of.day web

    End of Day on the Last Day, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • basketball.hoop web

    Pastime, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • flower.tile web

    Orange Pipe with Rose Tile, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • GireumStn web

    Station Exit, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • hanbak web

    Hanbak, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • smoking.man web

    Smoking Man with Plastic Flowers, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • how.you.ay web

    How You Ay?, Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014
  • hongdae.steam.stack web

    Hongdae University (Morning), Archival Inkjet Print, 24"x24", 2014

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