"Much of my recent work has involved the layering and digital manipulation of photographs to create a series I called 'Disrupted Landscapes,' although it might more aptly be described as the disruption of natures scapes as some of the images are close up shots as opposed to the broader, more distant vistas we typically associate with landscapes."
"I am interested in breaking out of the 'trap' of the landscape glamour shot in search of something more provocative, more mysterious, and sometimes even more frustrating. Through a measure of abstraction, I seek to engage the viewers thoughts as well as emotions. Ultimately, I would prefer to inspire curiosity rather than awe."
Kevin Hinkle, photographer, is a native of Fredericksburg, VA but has lived in the NJ/NY region for the last 20+ years. He holds MAs in Comparative Literature and English as a Second Language, and a PhD in International Education from NYU.
In the 90s, Kevin took a number of photography courses at both the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography and spent many hours learning to process and print black and white photographs. In recent years, Kevin has migrated to digital photography.
Having spent a few years living in Europe as a kid, Kevin was exposed to and influenced by a broad range of art. His minimalist and color-intensive photographs and many of his fusion images reveal the influence of abstract expressionism and color field painters.
Currently, he is absorbing influences from contemporary artists such as Letha Wilson who incorporates photography in mixed media work; he hopes to experiment with a variety of media in the months and years ahead.