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10 March 2009
femme verite
Now Playing: the velvet underground - femme fatale
Topic: photographers

new beginnings by aaron hobson

new beginnings by Aaron Hobson


Aaron Hobson's work came to my attention in late 2007. He and I exchanged messages about Crewdson, LaChapelle, Sherman and, of course, self-portraiture.

Nicknamed The Cinemascapist, Hobson creates panoramic film stills for semi-autobiographical films that have never been made. From his bio: "Hobson's work is created by combining several sequential, vertical images, thereby offering more visual information and an obscured rendition of any moment depicted by a single image."

His images, predominantly set in various locations in the remote Adirondack Mountains where he is based, often feature the photographer as multiple characters and have a way of slowly sinking in: the full details of the images are not always immediately obvious but most rewarding when you do absorb all the clues laid before you. His attention to all those little details, his use of light and locations to full effect, and his ability to create believable characters playing their part in intriguing narratives makes the images both beautiful and mysterious. Though the format of his site has changed since my first visit (previously the images spanned the full width of the browser window), the impact of the images is still strong at their reduced size.

There is a sinister edge to his first three "seasons", dark, even darker and winter and I suspect the darkness that permeates his work thus far will continue into his new season, femme vérité.

And this is where, for me, his work becomes even more interesting. Hobson's new season involves the wiry, tattooed man transforming himself into female characters for narratives based on the encounters and the lives he has shared with various women.

From the early images appearing on his blog and within the main part of his site, (as I had suspected) there is no sense of the lampooning of women or female self-portrait artists; simply an artist pushing his work into new areas without observing the limitations of gender when selecting his roles.

I look forward to seeing the series unfold.

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 13:14 BST
Updated: 11 March 2009 06:01 BST
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9 February 2009
it's all in the details
Now Playing: the hampdens - the last party
Topic: photographers

untitled #48


I have one image in issue #33 of F-Stop Magazine.

I've been paired to collaborate with Aline Smithson for issue #34, and after many ideas bouncing back and forth between us, we have a plan and will be shooting over the next month to produce a series of 12 images.

I'm looking forward to the images that Aline will create. She has a wonderful eye for irreverent, slightly surreal and beautiful images. My favourite of her portfolios are Unreal/Reality, Hugo, Imagined Experiences, Paradise, Hollywood at Home, Odds and Ends, and the beautiful series of images of her daughter and son.

I also highly recommend you subscribe to her blog as it is a wonderful resource of photographers worth discovering the work of.

Below are some of my favourite images of Aline's:

33 - Aline Smithson

21 - Aline Smithson

27 - Aline Smithson

7 - Aline Smithson

17 - Aline Smithson

17 - Aline Smithson

19 - Aline Smithson

14 - Aline Smithson

33 - Aline Smithson

33 - Aline Smithson

Posted by Bronwen Hyde at 04:30 GMT
Updated: 9 February 2009 04:38 GMT
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