Surveillance is now part of our everyday lives. The Surveillance Series asks "Who is Watching?,"
"Who is being watched?." "What is real?." The Snooze iPhone clandestine subway commuter portraits capture unguarded moments of our public lives
My work deals with contemporary political issues such as consumerism, globalization and
international power relations through an examination of visual symbolic language such as
corporate logos, national flags, and product packaging.
I'm currently working with found images primarily from sixties and seventies pictorial magazines that I interrupt with over-printed digital drawings and words which introduces a layer of commentary, free association or disruption.
From the New York Times:
"Peter J. Ketchum knows how to get the viewer's
attention. Shown widely around the country, his
pictures commingle colors, situations,
commentary and mediums in a manner that is
provocative, funny and to the point."
I am a Writer, Filmmaker and CG Artist. My genres of choice are horror and comedy. I love 70's and 80's pop culture as much as a good chat about philosophy. My sites are www.ProductionChick.com and www.PuppyLovingZombies.com