Eight Days a Week
The photographs that form
the basis of the work presented here were the products of a combination
of a cheap automatic camera, patience and a degree of luck. My interest
in photography lies in both its accidental and incidental nature.
My subject is the information people disregard in such photos and
I try to focus on what goes unnoticed in our day to day, which on
closer inspection merits more attention. My intention is to make
work that makes people look at their surroundings, so they can see
not what they expect but what is actually there, not an ugly industrial
scene but a graceful silhouette against a blue sky, or the reflected
vista echoed in a fleeting glimpse of suburbia.
James Buso was born in Los Angeles in 1972 and immigrated to rural
Cheshire in 1984. It is through this contrast in environment that
he became interested in the landscape and our perceptions of it.
On completing his studies at John Moore’s University he stayed
on in Liverpool taking a studio at Arena. Much of his recent work
has focused both on travelling through the local area and the mountains
of North Wales. As well as his own practice James helps manage the
studio group and helps organise shows for the recently created exhibition
Artists represented at Novas: