Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Video Biography

Didi Menendez, publisher of Poets Artist Magazine created my video biography for the Motion to Stillness exhibit curated by Sergio Gomez and Didi Menendez.

Incubator will be on view at the Motion to Stillness exhibit at the Zhou B Art Center located at 1029 W. 35th Street, Chicago in Bridgeport from February 15 to March 10. Opening reception Friday, February 15, 7-10pm.

Watch the video biography here.

Incubator, 2013 copyright, Jennifer Moore

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ongoing work

On-going rough edits. 
copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2013

copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2013
Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2013

Rough edits in progress for this one.....
copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Work in Progress @ -2F

When temperatures top -2F in Chicago, it's almost impossible for me to work outside. Sure, I can get a few people to stand barefoot in a strapless gown on a frozen stream - but is it nice to do that to someone?!  Not really. And my fingers get cold when adjusting shutter and f/stops.

So when it's too cold to work outside, I take my work inside.

Indoor shoots are sometimes a challenge for me - a welcome challenge though. I find my indoor locations the same way I find my outdoor locations - I see them and assess them. I am constantly asking myself questions when visiting friends homes or attending events. Is there something I can use here? Would the owner be willing to allow me to use it? Can I get a model to pose here? How does this space work with my themes? Do I need props? Etc...

I love to photograph in natural light as well as with lighting equipment. Sometimes I photograph in the same location at different times of day utilizing both natural light and artificial light.

Below are a few images that I've been working on. I've shot a few sets in this location. I feel the space lends itself nicely to my themes.

The first 3 images were created using artificial lighting in the evening.

I must really take a moment to thank my models - most of which are friends of mine that spend their days off doing things for me that they normally wouldn't do without a few drinks. My friends and models, I tip my hat to you!

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2013

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2013

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2013

Below is an image from the same location but with mixed natural and artificial lighting. Different model too.

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2012

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Call for Artists!

33 Contemporary Gallery presents:

The Art of Appropriation.

Click here to apply.

February 15 to March 9, 2013

As long as there have been artists, there have been artists who appropriate. To appropriate is to borrow elements in the creation of new work. Appropriation recontextualises whatever it borrows to create something new. In some cases the original 'thing' remains accessible as the original, without change, but in other cases, the new work takes on a completely different façade and ultimately new meaning. Thus, blurring the line of what is fair usage and challenging the implications of copyright laws. The practice of appropriation can be traced back before the Renaissance, but became popular with the Surrealists, Dadaists, Pop Artists and the Neo-Geo Artists when mass production became a cultural norm.

Art is not created in a bubble. Artists are influenced by almost everything: the internet, television, literature, history, news and even other artists. The “copy.right?” exhibition seeks to give forum to contemporary artists who explore the idea of appropriation through concept, materials, awareness and who also challenge global mass culture.

copy.right? is juried and curated by Sergio Gomez (33 Contemporary Gallery director) and Jennifer Moore (photographer).

Open to artists 18 years or over working in all media.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Great Start to 2013!

What a wonderful start to 2013!

New Work
I am working on a new series specifically for the show, Motion to Stillness, curated by Sergio Gomez and Didi Menéndez in February 2013. The show will be presented at the Zhou B Art Center and published by PoetsArtists Magazine. February 15 - March 10, 2013.

New Shows
I have a few shows already in the works for 2013. Visit my site to see the most up-to-date list. 

I have been invited me to curate the show, Copy.right? at 33 Contemporary Gallery in February. I am looking forward to co-curating with one of my favorite artists and friends, Sergio Gomez!  

In April 2013 I will be hosting a workshop at Dona Ana College in New Mexico. I have designed the workshop to help participants tap into their own personal experiences to create a more defined dramatic narrative in their photography. I'm looking forward to teaching on this new platform.

Old and New Friendships
In 2012 I forged some wonderful professional relationships that I am eager to watch grow. Among them, I am grateful to Megan Paonessa of Flying House, Steven Lockwood of Water Street Studios, Paul Shranz of Dona Ana College and  Sergio Gomez of 33 Contemporary Gallery. I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have gained in 2012.

I am looking forward to a creative and productive new year!