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July Mind of the Artist: Jim Huttinger

July 1, 2020

I have been an amateur photographer since high school, a DC resident since the early 70's exclusively shooting black/white film since the mid 80’s with over 20+ years of darkroom experience. My primary focus is on architectural, industrial, and funerary subjects.

Burial Pots at Sipán Perú, 2012
Sepia-toned fiber gelatin silver print (2017), 30.4 x 22.7 cm
(Pots found in burial mound of The Lord of Sipán in 1987)

I am a B/W “analog” photographer who transforms objects existing in four-dimensional space and viewed in full-light spectrum, into two-dimensional monochrome images. Light, shadows, shapes, lines, and forms are my muses.

Blue 1939 Zephyr, 2002
Iron-blue toned masked gelatin silver print (2020),
22.7 x 30.4 cm

Pine Tree, 2009
Iron-blue toned masked gelatin silver print (2020)
22.7 x 30.4 cm

My goals are to be technically competent and competitive amongst my peers and to create photos that are visually suggestive, entice the inquisitive viewer, and are produced in a manner that recalls 'old-school' photography.

San Francisco de Assis, Taos NM, 2009
Fiber gelatin silver print (2015)
20.3 x 27.9 cm
(San Francisco de Assis built 1772 - 1816)

Hidden In Plain Sight, 2012
Sepia-toned, hand colored gelatin silver print (2019)
30.4 x 22.7 cm
(Random rocks with colored ribbon)

To quote Joan Miro “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life”. I strive for the latter.

Goldsworthy at Storm King NY, 2011
Selenium-toned fiber gelatin silver print (2017)
19.5 x 15.0 cm
(Andy Goldsworthy's 2,278 foot dry-laid stone wall installation)

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