April 2017

Oh My God

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I first met Samuel Hodge when I was working at Oyster Magazine almost 10 years ago. He was a close friend of the art director, and the [then] editor was very keen to support Sam. At that stage, most of his images were of his boyfriend at the time, and were so personal and voyeuristic, it was as though you were hiding in a corner of his room. I was still impressionable, and felt nervous looking at the pictures. I still get a little awkward around his imagery, but I think that’s what is just so unique about Samuel Hodge – and in turn, his work. He’s so delicate and special, that being around him or looking at his work, you feel a sense of friendship, or at the very least, some sort of secret insight into this quirky, clever and understated man.

“My work has always just been the same thing. My life, etc. This show is part of a cleansing process though because I have so much work from 10 years of shooting, and I’ve only been exhibiting for two or three. But with these images, and from now on, I’m only selling them as single prints. So I don’t have to deal with them again. I’m also thinking of maybe destroying the negs so I really don’t have to worry about them again!”

Oh My God! What Have I Done? is on view at MOP, 2/29 Abercrombie St, Chippendale until April 11.

Samuel Hodge

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