This series, “Blood Runs,” is rooted in time. Houses, plots and rooms all maintain their own inevitable progression of the present into the past. Time warps these private places, placing a weight upon its inhabitants- the burden of those before. This is an attempt to place myself within my own familial narrative so riddled with pride and performance, and investigate the flaws and foibles of kin by revisiting relationships and documenting the habits and spaces of my relatives. In such, I find a further sense of myself.
Hollis Johnson grew up in southern New Hampshire and is currently working in New York City. He completed his BFA in photography in Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the spring of 2015. His work has been exhibited in galleries in San Diego, Portland and Boston, as well as numerous online publications. His work investigates the oddities of the modern experience of man with a certain degree of wry humour- not too much though.
See more of Hollis’ work here.
“It’s all questioning the idea of the family as the sacrosanct entity as portrayed in, say, 1950s sitcoms, as opposed to the more modern fluidity of kinship.”