Chris Woodcock


Publicly Private is the name given by Christopher Woodcock to his picture series of New York, Boston, and San Francisco. The title was chosen by the artist to draw attention to a reality that is not visible at first glance but rather hidden behind a city’s architectural facades. Woodcock’s works reflect the words of Italian writer Italo Calvino: “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.“

The composition of Woodcock’s shots is so impressive that one is tempted to see them as sophisticated photo montages. This would be a mistake. The viewer is not tricked by an optical illusion but instead succumbs to a complex reality that mirrors modern life. By using a large-format camera and a lens that captures different image areas with equal definition, the viewer is drawn into a confusing world of urban diversity. Read more

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    Chris is great. He did our headshots, and has done work for many of our friends. His Mojave moonlight landscapes are incredible.


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