David Houghton is a photographer and artist. His work deals with the themes of transience, imperfection and time’s passing, inspired by the Japanese philosophies of Mono No Aware and Wabi Sabi.
Influenced by the photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher, paintings of Agnes Martin and films of Yasujirō Ozu, he often utilises grids and interval techniques similar to time-lapse photography. Much of his canon combines multiple photographs to create a single image which, when viewed in its entirety, takes on a whole new collective ambience to its constituent parts.
Examples of this can be seen in Leaving Cambridge and Hotel Bed View, both shown as part of his solo exhibition Time Watching at the Margaret Harvey Gallery in St Albans.
Although based in the historic UK city of Cambridge, much of his source material is derived from his trips to Japan – a compelling influence on his creations.