This month we’re featuring Jim Huttinger for the Capitol Hill Art League’s Mind of the Artist feature. Read their story and check out their beautiful artwork below.

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.

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.

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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