Ron Johnson: Once Upon A Time Out West

Hoag Gallery | March 23 - May 5, 2019

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About the exhibition:
After working for 37 years as an architectural photographer, Ron returned to what first brought him to photography. Black and white fine art images – primarily landscape and elements found in the landscape. Today, he uses a digital camera and computer much as he once used a 4x5 camera and darkroom. Each image is carefully composed and printed. Images are drawn from years of travel, a widely varied history of work, and an appreciation of all forms of music, art, and literature.

These images are not meant to convey any commentary on the social, cultural or political state of the world in which we live, nor are they about the process used to create them. They are about light and form, and seeing, not merely looking at the world around us. As artists, we are compelled to share parts of our lives through the images we create. Some of our efforts may end up lost or forgotten. A few may strike a chord in others. Perhaps we all, in one way or another, want to ask the world, ‘Do you see and hear the things I do? Am I alone?’