"Loneliness. Solitude. Despair. Hope. These recurring stories weave their way throughout my work. Slices of moments, open-ended vignettes which force the viewer to fill in the emotional blanks. Above all else, I’m a storyteller. This manifests in my writing, music and photography. Rather than describing a situation, I try to convey the experience. Not so much what happened, but how it felt. Or more often than not, how it didn’t. Longing for a connection, chasing the always fleeting infatuation. It feels cold. Grey. Rough edges and cracks. The occasional flower finding root and sprouting through the concrete, but how long before it’s crushed under foot?"
Sean Bonner is a mixed media artist and observational photographer with a career spanning more than 20 years. His work has been exhibited in Japan, United States and Europe. "Don't Go Outside" a book of his Tokyo street photography was published in 2017, a follow up book is currently in production. His work has graced the covers of albums by Bad Brains & Die Antwoord. In 2021 he collaborated with artist Shepard Fairey on an image entitled "The High Cost of Free Speech" - a print edition of 575 copies sold out immediately. His work will be included in the upcoming street photography exhibition "Tales Of The Unwritten" in Trieste, Italy.
A selected CV can be found here: https://www.seanbonner.photos/curriculum-vitae