Sunday, September 12, 2010
JONATHAN LAURENCE, Camden Maine
April 19, 2010 - 7:05:53 pm
a three legged dog looks out across a bay at 44°6′14.546″N 69°4′39.161" W
This is a fragment... a moment... a memory...
Photography is less than 200 years old, as technology has evolved, it has vastly influenced the way we create, view and respond to imagery.
Shapes is an exploration of documenting and sharing the world that surrounds me. I visually record my experiences with my iPhone™ and upload them to Facebook™, instantly contributing to the ever evolving global visual community. In this way, the images take on a life of their own.
Volume 1 is a selection of pictures, chronologically placed, from moments between July 2009 and July 2010. This is one year of my life.
Jonathan Laurence is a mixed-media and digital artist incorporating processes that span from painting and photography to video and installation. He grew up in Rockport, Maine where he first began his studies in the field of photography at Rockport College (The Maine Media Workshops). After earning his Associates Degree in 2005, he went on to pursue a Bachelors of Fine Art at the Art Institute of Boston where he received the competitive Presidential Scholarship. Graduating in 2007, Laurence returned to the Maine where he works as a freelance multimedia producer, consultant, and artist.
Jonathan has exhibited widely across the east coast and his techniques have been published in multiple digital media guidebooks, including Christopher James’ “The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes“ (Second Edition). He is a regular contributor to Maine Magazine. Maine Home + Design highlighted him as one of the top 60 most collectable artist in Maine (2010). In 2009 he received “The Rising Star Award” from the Palm Beach Photographic Center. Laurence teaches courses at the University of Maine, The Maine Media Workshops (Rockport, Maine), Toscana Photographic Workshops (Bologna, Italy), and Nordphotography Workshops (Oslo, Norway).
He also enjoys of eating and cooking good food, travel, adventure, design, films, art, music, looking, making, assembling, floating, learning, teaching, and generally anything positive.
His bio doesn't mention how engaging he is...which he is....and if you didn't have the opportunity as I did to see this work in Rockland at Assymetrick Arts, you may have a look here. And the 365 photographic essay SHAPES, in book form is available at BLURB