Justin James King

Justin James King

Work from And Still We Gather With Infinite Momentum.

“Justin James King radically intervenes in the common spectacle of the tourist vista by removing the view itself. A lone figure stands on a promontory gazing out into the utter void. Commenting on the reflexive act of looking (and by extension, on the rich traditions of landscape photography), Justin says,

Perhaps all we see when we stand in front of the landscape are archetypes: preconceived notions and pre-experienced views….Our perception grows out of how we have seen the landscape represented and how it has been delivered to us historically and in popular culture.

By removing the sweeping natural view, Justin undercuts the entire premise of the conventional landscape, pulling off the tricky business of making a photograph about the invisible.” – via Hey Hot Shot

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