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
Stills from an imaginary, seedy film noir flick—plus a video version with a voice-over, called "The Pressman Negatives."
Carefully post-produced images result in an uneasy world that is "like the thick memory of a strange dream from two nights ago...that somehow seems more important and real than the everyday."