I am currently obsessing over photographer Todd Hido's landscapes and cityscapes. The lighting on houses and the color creates an intense sensation that makes the moment feel completely frozen. I've been using his work to question my own use of the house in my work, as well as challenge my own idea and approach to the house.
The house can be seen as a symbol for so many things. Hido's photographs depict houses almost as people through the spacial relationships created by composition. This method of depicting house with human like expressions adds to the awkward or threatening experience that can be felt and experienced by the viewer. It is this manipulation of aesthetics and elements that I wish to accomplish in my own work in order to evoke a sense of discomfort that is felt when discussing many political
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