British photographer Ian Holworth‘s images remind us of the work of another photographer, William Eggleston, and the painter Edward Hopper.
Holworth’s photos capture life and people in British coastal towns like Brighton, his home, and the mundane artifacts, romantic encounters and drab settings that establish the tone of the urban landscape.
Eggleston mined a similar photographic vocabulary in his pioneering color photos of 1960s and ’70s America. And like Hopper’s iconic paintings, Holworth’s photographs evoke a kind of weary, uneasy urban sadness in public space.
His photos, like much great art, is emotionally and intellectually entrancing of the viewer and force more questions than answers. Sublime.