His two most recent bodies of work are concerned with childhood and old age. In Domestic Views, he uses the tropes of the still life to explore the joys and terrors of growing up, while Gravitas is a meditation on the transition from midlife into old age. Weber photographs with color negative film—highlighting the importance of light, chemistry and film emulsion to his practice. The resulting pigment prints are exquisitely color-rich.
Picture making is an instinctive process - the end result is always a surprise. Whether working in still life, portrait, or interiors something resonates with my memory or subconscious and I am drawn to record what I see. A kind of bridge between the timelessness of the unconscious mind and reality.
The outcome desired by the artist is usually for the viewer to feel something, to have a reaction to the work in some way- to disrupt the everyday patterned thinking and lodge a new idea or emotional fingerprint into the viewer’s experience. To achieve this, the artist must first experience that which he wishes to convey, and then take up the challenge of making the experience tangible. The externalization of thought processed and transformed by our consciousness.
Of course not all viewers will be similarly affected. The work instead lies in wait for those predisposed to its message- silently waiting within its frame; it effectively has an identity target market. Our identity, our current focus, and our current priorities all affect the response to our work, and often that response will be for the viewer to walk on by. However, from time-to-time a match will be found, and the viewer will not walk on by, but pause to absorb the work and perhaps walk away with something new.
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