Collection of photographs and paintings by Charles Linwood Hart of Durham, North Carolina.
"I have slowly discovered what I thought was my continual conflict
between my desire for total abstraction in my painting and my desire
for exacting photographic imagery in my photography was not really a conflict.
Painting and photography are the visual cues to
that I use to access memory most successfully and combining them
is what I enjoy.
I use my camera every day in order to create a visual journal. The images
act as memory cues and are uncompromising and authoritative in the their
documentation. Painting can be just as uncompromising and authoritative
even in the abstracted, layered method that I use.
Combing the two is what I enjoy, that it had to be one
or the other, or a certain combination of the two to make it more palitable
or accessible were built around my own fears of nonconformity and desires for acceptance."
The majority of the images in the book sprang from Linwood's participation in an online photo sharing site called FLICKR and his membership in a group on that site called 365.