As often in the realm of art, “The World Around Us” photographic collection is a happy accident born from a perfect blend of inspiration, exploration, mastery, craft and timing …
Detroit is pulling itself up by the shoestrings, on a recent visit I wanted to capture the remains of the post industrial decay left by the automation of the auto industry and the 1967 riots. I hope you enjoy.
These images were photographed while traveling in the U.S. and Europe in the late 1980's and early 1990's. They were captured using the iconic Polaroid SX-70 camera. The manipulation process used physical tools to push and texture the vibrant color pigments to create unique one of a kind SX-70 fine art. The original SX-70 Time Zero film was discontinued in 2005 and with it the ability to recreate this unique process was lost.
'There is a delightful sense of timelessness in Kevin’s “world around us” photographies, an uncanny balance of nostalgia of a bygone era contrasting with accents of impressionism, fauvism and even modernism. We are invited to partake of a late afternoon stroll, a change of the guards or enjoy tea-time as the sun sets… But, where are we ?!
The images invite the viewer to conjure up or to reconstruct places he or she once visited or dreamt about. Vivid colors and curious shapes sing to each other as if abstracted from the photographic medium itself, making the reverie all the more enchanting.
The world around us will make you travel to a place of yesterday or escape to a locale where only dreams hold the key…. '
Cecile Hubene - Artist