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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Critique by Chase Alias of In The Playroom by Jonathan Hobin, April, 26, 2011 2:03am


Jonathan Hobin

Jonathan Hobin an award-winning photographer and art director. Hobin’s work draws on iconic literary, cinematic and historical references and popular culture to explore the darker-or at the very least, the more troubling-aspects of childhood, imagination and storytelling.

Hobin’s photographic work has been featured in numerous national magazines, and his art direction credits include films for Bravo!, CBC Television, and the Lifetime Channel (U.S.A.). Most recently Hobin was the Canadian production designer for the first Slovenian/Canadian film, The Maiden Danced to Death (2010) with Academy Award winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter, Deliverance). For the second consecutive year Jonathan Hobin was selected in 2011 as one of three artists shortlisted for the RBC Emerging Artist Award, presented by the Council for the Arts in Ottawa (results pending).
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While I fell that the images are nice and the overly adult emotions on these children are interestingly justaposed.  The basic concepts, to me scream, Why!  But interesting compositions.
-Chase Alias, Retweet Critique, for Chase Alias' Collection Gallery
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