Hopper Meditations: Photos by Richard Tuschman
Beautiful photo recreations of Edward Hopper paintings.
Hopper Meditations is a personal photographic response to the work of the American painter, Edward Hopper. I have always loved the way his paintings, with an economy of means, are able to address the mysteries and complexities of the human condition. Placing one or two figures in humble, intimate settings, Hopper created quiet scenes that are psychologically compelling with open-ended narratives. In this way, I like to think of my images as dramas for a small stage, with the figures as actors in a one or two character play. The characters’ emotional states can seem to waver paradoxically between reverie and alienation, or perhaps between longing and resignation. Dramatic lighting heightens the emotional overtones, but any final interpretation, along with each character’s story, is ultimately left for the viewer to ponder.