Justice Hyde is an emerging photographic artist based in North West England.
Self-taught, his work incorporates multiple strands: explorations of mortality through abstracted images of deteriorated surfaces both natural and man-made; themes of psychogeography, resonance and dissonance in the urban, suburban and rural landscape; and examinations of sexuality, identity and self-actualisation amid the fluid moralities and new paradigms of the data age. The strands are unified by an interest in the convergence, divergence and intersection of perception and reality.
Having begun in photography by using, developing and printing black and white film, he moved to digital processes, but since 2014 has increasingly returned to analogue photography, with 35mm and Polaroid film now central to his practice, alongside DSLR and even smartphone cameras. In most cases little or no post-processing is used. This diverse approach and discipline ensure that the image never becomes secondary to the tool or technique.
Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival - Photography Open, shortlisted for 'Northern Woods 1’.
The Chapel Gallery - ‘Into The Wilderness’ group exhibition - 27 Feb-9 Apr 2016.
Optiko Issue 7 - Magazine publication for ‘Gone’.
Interview, emulsive.org - I am Justice Hyde and this is why I shoot film - Date tbc.
‘Process Only’, travinsystems.com - Web feature + book publication - Date tbc.
2015 Der Greif Issue 8 - Magazine publication for 'Haemostasis II'.
Editors Selection, strkng.com - Featured for 'Double Vé’.
Excellence Selection, artlimited.net - Featured for 'Hotel Stories (Polarised Soul)’.
Featured curated collection, saatchiart.com - Featured for ‘Double Meanings (Polarised Soul)’.
If You Leave Showcase - Shortlisted for 'Dangerous Playthings’.
Art of the Day, artfinder.com - Featured for ‘Open Cast’.
Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival - Photography Open, shortlisted for 'Fading Away’.
The Gallery Liverpool - Erotic Art group exhibition. 5 pieces shown.
Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival - Photography Open, shortlisted for 'Black Gold, Black Sky’.
The Gallery Liverpool - Erotic Art group exhibition. 3 pieces shown.