My project, I almost drowned in the Blue River,  was featured over on booooooom.com today ! :D (Click through to view) Thanks Jeff!

My project, I almost drowned in the Blue River, was featured over on booooooom.com today ! :D (Click through to view) Thanks Jeff!

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As the sun sets in the West – a look into the work by Tom Hoying

Darwin Magazine recently published an excellent piece of writing on my thesis work “I almost drowned in the Blue River” - http://tomhoying.com/almostdrowned

An excerpt:

"America I’ve given you all and now I am nothing”
Allen Ginsburg- America

The American Dream, the livelong idealism which everyone wants a slice. But this American Pie of hope and possibilities has been slipping for years. Allen Ginsberg’s poem ‘America’ still holds true today, history and time repeating itself. The American Dream is essentially that, a far off place found deep within our own minds whilst we sleep, processing the days woes and worries so we are more socially and mentally aware for the next day and next set of new experiences. We are slowly waking up from this dream of the promised land, hazy and confused, stumbling around in the morning light, trying to make sense of the country which holds so much hope and prospect….”

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Hanging my thesis show “I almost drowned in the Blue River” in Byers Gallery today. A gigantic thanks to @brian_kellett @kelseyemc @annaelainemarshall and @nickboso for all the help! Couldn’t have done it without all of you! ❤️ #thesis #ccadlasts #byersgalleryhttp://instagram.com/p/msZq3UC3l4/

Hanging my thesis show “I almost drowned in the Blue River” in Byers Gallery today. A gigantic thanks to @brian_kellett @kelseyemc @annaelainemarshall and @nickboso for all the help! Couldn’t have done it without all of you! ❤️ #thesis #ccadlasts #byersgallery

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Q&A:TOM-HOYING

theheavycollective:


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What part of the planet would you like to explore?
Definitely Spain. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Abandon hope! Hope keeps us wanting and never satisfies us. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Anyone trying to show off. Name a design flaw in…

I answered a few lighthearted questions alongside images from my thesis over on The Heavy Collective.  (Click through the link to read more.)

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Tree on Fire, 2009 - Christian Patterson

Tree on Fire, 2009 - Christian Patterson

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I almost drowned in the Blue River - Tom Hoying

I almost drowned in the Blue River - Tom Hoying

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A still from The Thin Blue Line - Dir. Errol Morris

A still from The Thin Blue Line - Dir. Errol Morris

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@nickboso checking my test prints for dust. #fuq #loupe #seriousbusiness #dustonnegs? #thesishttp://instagram.com/p/maP-60C3gf/

@nickboso checking my test prints for dust. #fuq #loupe #seriousbusiness #dustonnegs? #thesis

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I almost drowned in the Blue River - Tom Hoying

I almost drowned in the Blue River - Tom Hoying

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When I shoot, I am photographing because what is in front of me is really happening and I want people to know about it. I fall in love with the beauty of an expression, or turn of a collar, a poignant gesture, the light. I don’t know these people except suddenly with a camera we have an intense relationship… the picture is proof. Its about paying attention. I have a large beautiful wooden camera. I am a quick talker, I can convince people in a few seconds because I am sincerely interested in them, but I am really interested more in capturing what I see in them. It’s not that I want to be their friend, it’s that I see their life and it is amazing and I want to put it in an image. It’s a short but deep connection. Then I go back to being alone but have one more lightening bug in a bottle. One more piece of evidence as to who we are.

Judith Joy Ross (from an interview in Ahorn Magazine)

(Source: dmacphoto, via jillianfreyer)

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