HAC Member Since: 2001
I photograph the twenty-first century cultural landscape and am most influenced by the photographers associated with the New Topographics of the 1970's. In addition to my own landscape photography, I am self-employed as Meridian Fine Art (est. in 1996) where I provide photography and digital print services for the art and craft community. For more info about services click here: Meridian Fine Art.___________________The conceptual nature of my landscape work is focused on how people influence the natural landscape and how this reflects cultural values and expression. In this regard, I not only document the scene as it appears at the time of being there but I aim to capture the feeling of its place.
Subject matter runs a range from ancient and disappearing alterations associated with cultures prior to Euro-American settlement to contemporary North American development and decay. This can included prehistoric ruins and petroglyphs, modern subdivisions, water and electrical delivery systems, mining, industrial and military environments, popular roadside attractions and outsider expressions associated with graffiti and vandalism. For more about my work click here: Joseph Wilhem.