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
While the West has been fascinated by certain elements of Japanese photography for decades, there are important figures who have been overlooked—Issei Suda, a precise observer of the everyday theater of the streets is one such artist.
Deep within the rich blacks and glaring shafts of light, we find the city of Sydney as an abstracted backdrop for fragile human presence, a chaotic stage of ceaseless development and consumerism, tempered by the photographer's intimate touch.