Josh Huxham - Silence
When we saw Josh Huxham's series 'Silence' we were instantly drawn to its simplicity and the volume that it manages to speak to the viewer.
Josh’s work seeks the inner thoughts which we do not share in order to avoid protest . After developing a strong connection with his heritage through archiving historic photographs and other family relics, Josh continued to explore the vernacular, allowing him to form relationships in a space in which he feels visible. Josh's final project entitled 'Silence' explores the re-construction of the family photograph. By using various techniques to re-print, re-age and re-construct previously scanned photographs from his family archive, Josh's work aims to connect with those closest to him through visual language. Inspired by the works of John Stezaker and Amy Friend, Josh explores the medium of photography as a form of self-therapy. By constructing these surreal handmade photographs, Josh's inner thoughts and emotions towards a family space he feels lost within are passed on to the viewer. Exploring this media continues to allow Josh to be vocal through the visual.