Extreme Angles: Zachary Hunter, Momentum Tulsa Artist

August 25, 2015

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Today on the blog we feature the work of Momentum Tulsa 2015 artist Zachary Hunter. This post is part of our series on Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s Momentum Tulsa 2015. Momentum Tulsa opens October 2 at Living Arts Tulsa. Zachary’s work will be part of the first ever Momentum Tulsa Satellite exhibition, curated by Emerging Curator Mary Kathryn Moeller, opening October 2 at Mainline Arts Bar in Tulsa.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m currently a senior photographic arts major at the University Of Central Oklahoma. As of late I mainly focus on fine art images, artistic portraits, and architecture photography. For the most part I shoot digital, but I also love utilizing traditional darkroom techniques.

What is your concept and inspiration for this work in Momentum?
When I shot my photo titled “Steradian” I was experimenting a lot with extreme angles with a slight hint of surrealism. I was taking photographs of this old and weathered chair in a field which I found at my grandfather’s house. I was down to my last shot on the roll of film when I took the photograph. I used a small stick of wood to prop up the chair and laid down on the ground to capture it. The angle was so extreme that I could not even see through my camera because it was so close to the ground. I clicked the shutter and hoped that the image turned out. It wasn’t until I developed the film and started printing that I realized how special the photo was. It’s one of my favorite images that I have captured, not only because of the photograph itself, but also how much work and time I put into capturing it.

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Zach Hunter, “Steradian,” Black and white 35mm photography, 17×14″, $75

Please explain the technique and/or process you used to create this work.
The image was shot with Ilford Delta 100 35mm black and white film. I developed the film by hand and also printed the photograph by hand in a darkroom.

Where else can audiences see your work?
I currently have 2 images on display in the mass communication building at the University Of Central Oklahoma where I am a senior photographic arts major. My work can also be seen on my website: zacharyhunterphotography.com

Momentum Tulsa features visual art by 56 young Oklahomans. The exhibition opens October 2, and remains on display until October 23 at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E Brady. The first ever Momentum Tulsa Satellite exhibition will run October 2-23 at Mainline Art Bar Tulsa. Learn more at www.MomentumOklahoma.org