Wide Eyed departs from a reactionary response to my surroundings, grounded in a sense of wonder and awe.
It is approached with the spirit of the wanderer and emphasizes democracy within the project structure. Wide Eyed persists as the undercurrent of my entire photographic process, bridging the gaps between more pointed investigations.
As a result, this project avoids specificity in content and conceptual motivations. Rather, it functions more analogously to an archive, a database, a repository for meditations, glimpses and passing thoughts about my relationship to anything I may encounter.
Wide Eyed is intended to be a breathing body of images; a space to bounce and veer and double back while maintaining the sensation of being in a place of familiarity without specificity.
— Jon Horvath
Disappearing from the US landscape (for safety reasons): "old fashioned" playgrounds filled with towering metal slides, spine-jarring seesaws, elaborate monkey bars and whirling merry-go-rounds.
Iconic lighting, mid-twentieth century settings, and themes of solitude, alienation and longing infuse these award-winning photographic responses to the work of the American painter, Edward Hopper.