Ian Hoskin was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1955. In the mid-70s, the artist decided to travel overland to India with an old Ilford camera and a bag of Tri-X film. Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nepal followed.
Pursuing this early fascination with photography and an increasing need to photograph, Hoskin subsequently went studied Fine Art in Sheffield, graduating in 1981. He went on to work professionally as a freelance photographer for BBC Television, whilst continuing his own photographic projects, originally working with film and print in the darkroom and then digitally.
The subjects that inspire Hoskin are those that involve the viewer in a moment that might have otherwise been overlooked, and in subject matter that could be seen as mundane. Through his on-going portrait series, he continues to examine seemingly homogenous groups; Artists in “Creative block,” Media Workers with “In & On,” and his current series “Dogs and their Owners”.
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