EL Arte del Asombro.
Stuart Hooper is a man of too many sensibilities. He can accompany shiny boxes onstage without appearing ridiculous. He has created the illusion of no longer being an illusionist. He never really went to school. He loves both the tiny Central American town of his youth and the glistening metropolis of his present. Doesn’t believe in the need to pick. Photography is a genre. Filmaking is another. Both are magic. Smaller niches are not required. Treats a pitching foredeck in the middle of the Pacific like a television shoot and treats television like an extreme sport. He loves information and doesn’t particularly care if it’s electronic, though books look better around the house. Is thankful that anything can be learned online, and that no one seems to have learned it. Doesn’t buy into the retro/analog kick but uses forty year old lenses. Can’t stop shooting. Not sure why. Filming feels like the most elaborate fantasy and real thing he’s ever done. They say you can’t take it with you...he’s taking it with him. If you want a more thorough biography he suggests you let him shoot you. He has, to his eternal horror and delight, acquired a team. Meet these fine folks below: