Artists & Designers

The Hilton Brothers

The Hilton Brothers, an artistic identity, comes from a series of collaborations that photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg began while traveling many years ago. They were both drawn to similar themes, photographing the same subject matter as a natural result of traveling side by side. Back in the studio, looking at the printed results, it was fascinating for them to see where their sensibilities merged and diverged. A series of questions on the idea of identity – who took the picture and why, was a difference in identity discernible in the photograph – led them to begin a series of diptychs where they would photograph separate objects and bring them together in one print: one plus one equals a third new artwork. The equation seemed to also extend to artistic identities: a necessary blurring of individual egos to explore other collaborative projects. Makos and Solberg began calling their collective works, and themselves, The Hilton Brothers.