June 19, 2014
For more than a year now, photographer John Huba has been collecting vintage picture frames that he is now filling with some of his favorite images in what has become his first-ever travel-themed exhibition. Using their color palettes as a guide, Huba paired picture frames of different periods and styles—Baroque to Art Deco—with photographs taken in all parts of the world—from the beaches of Bali to the lakes of New York. “Usually you make a photograph and pick a frame for it,” explains Huba. “This time I did it in reverse.” The combinations are on view in a salon-style show at Sawkille Co., in Rhinebeck, New York. With his motto that “there’s never a wrong turn when traveling,” Huba takes viewers along on his many journeys to some of the least-traveled places in the world. VF.com spoke with Huba to hear more about the stories behind the frames.-Exerpt from Vanity Fair By Erica Singleton
Consenses Interview with Sally Taylor:
Your Name: John Huba
Where you live: Woodstock, NY
Where you came from: New York City, NY
Without hearing the song, what do you remember about it?
I remember the song making me feel of love lost and flashbacks of when the relationship was at its best.
If you had to choose one word to sum up the song what would it be?
What emotion did it elicit?
What part of your photo came to you first after hearing the song?
I immediately thought of “the quintessential woman.”
Are there certain choices you made which mean something specific to you that the observer might not know?
Yes, I wanted the photograph to represent an emotional feel rather than a physical one.