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Wide Eyed

Photographs by Jon Horvath

Grounded in a sense of wonder and awe, Wide Eyed departs from a reactionary response to my surroundings. I approach this series of photographs with the spirit of the wanderer and emphasize egalitarianism with the images I select. 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

Copyright © 2014 by Jon Horvath. No reproductions with out the written permission of the photographer.

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In addition to his art background, Jon Horvath studied English literature and the history of philosophy, and these disciplines influence his approach. “Images provide an opportunity to say something that escapes the confines of words. Words have precise definitions.

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