In Search of Lost Time (South Lake Shore path, Chicago)
digital photo (Fuji X100) Piezo print on Hahnemühle fine art paper
8.5 x 11 in.
My work arises from a desire to understand the ongoing stream of felt experiences along the full emotional continuum. This occurs via direct experiential processing, an ongoing, intuitive development of a visual photographic vocabulary.
This lexicon seeks to make visible the invisible: what do we see and how does it impact us and how are we in relationship to it? It confronts the fundamental reality of suffering; our confusions about connection and disconnection.
My work seeks meet our experiences of suffering with an authentic wrestling with the right kind of problems; that is, those which ask questions, the asking of which and the attempts at answering, have deep and consequential meaning that continue to generate profound meaning in our lives.
The work seeks to alleviate existential suffering by offering moments of contemplation of beauty and connection even in some of the most unusual places. It’s seeks to help us turn and face our fears rather than run from them. The images arrive from a desire to find places of connection rather than being caught and confused by apparent separations encountered in every day reality.
© Hillary Johnson