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
Our world is only growing more vast and more complex by the moment—perhaps the solution is a method of careful visual simplification.
Striking moments of visual harmony mixed with evocative street tableaux, creating rich, open canvases for the viewers' imaginations to wander.
A magical real-life tale of a young mother and her daughter coming to terms with life and dreams and fantasies while growing up together in a strange land.
This inside-out, conceptual documentary project reveals Iran's "cinema city"—a fake battlefield film-set which allows for the production of war-related imagery. While the subject blurs the line between fiction and reality, the results are very real and merit deep consideration.