Aaron Hobson – the Cinemascapist

One of my favourite photography blogs, Pieter Wisse’s 500 photographers, recently spotlighted Aaron Hobson. Like most other people that have seen his work, I was hooked in immediately.

Hobson has a pretty unique style, constructing what look like stills from movies. But they’re not ordinary movies. They have a really sexy yet dark feel about them. Other writers have likened them to something David Lynch might come up with, and I can certainly see why.

Booth - Aaron Hobson

Born in 1977, Hobson makes no secret of the fact that his project, which started in 2007, has been inspired by what sounds like a tough-as-nails childhood and early teenage years.

“I’ve had my back fractured by baseball bats, been beaten up, did way too many drugs before I was 14 and I dropped out of High School in the 10th grade,” he writes on his website.

“Cinemascapes are a visual journal of those times.”

Many of the images in Hobson’s project hit hard. Some make little sense, but in a way that makes sense when you consider the turmoil of his early years. Others are stunning to view, mesmerising and thought provoking.

Check them out for yourself. If you’re a lover of great photographs, and great imagination, you won’t be disappointed.

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