oil on toned gelatin silver-print, Hocks subjects are the thing I have always wanted to do. Who has not wanted to swing on a christal chandelier? Climb up and look farther into the painting? I love the lite hearted feel of the situations he creates.
His staged photos have the look of painting, some of the photos taking weeks to set up. The subject is middle America, every day slice of life with sometimes a cold isolated despair and a twist of magic. I felt draw to them.