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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Todd Lauther

SPE Member since 2017
Member Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

Between the Devil and the City

Between the Devil and the City is a body of work that uses my own life experiences as a basis to channel a variety of different themes that include loss, memory, religion, masculinity, and legacy. It had been ten years since I had left home and I had sworn that I never would return. I had been back for funerals, birthdays, and other occasions, but not long enough to make sense of the place that I called home.
Feeling a desire to settle down, I came back to Southern New Jersey. Contemplating the reasons I left and the reasons I returned I use photography as a tool to explore and to meditate on the area. Taking inspiration from music and literature I use a non-narrative approach to image making and build associations with images in a style that is similar to poetry.

Man (in Water)


Man (with Tattoos)

Car (with wires)

Dog's Teeth

Man (in Bamboo)

Chicken of the Woods

Clouds (with Plane)

Hands (with Newt)


Boy (in Backseat)

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