7.24.2011

JEFF JACOBSON: The Last Roll + Melting Point

Photograph (c) Jeff Jacobson

Photograph (c) Jeff Jacobson

Shanghai, China, 2002 from the series Melting Point
Photograph (c) Jeff Jacobson

"In his book, Melting Point (Nazraeli Press, 2006), Jeff Jacobson writes of over 20 years observations of what he describes as “a meltdown period, when old norms of politics, religion and even photography are changing…. In working from the paradox of a curious melding of beauty and fear these photographs emerged.” Of Melting Point, Mark Feeney in the Boston Globe writes: “For all his theatricality, Jacobson is as much realist as expressionist. In strictly visual terms, these images are highly arresting. Seen also in technical terms, they become objects of wonder.”


from the series The Last Roll. Photograph (c) Jeff Jacobson

"In 2004, Jeff Jacobson was diagnosed with lymphoma...As Jeff recovered, “my photographic universe expanded to the yard, the street, the river and into Woodstock.” In 2006, Kodak announced it had discontinued the film, Kodachrome, that Jeff had used throughout his career. He purchased and stored as much film as he could. “Coming to the twin realizations that my time on the planet and my supply of film are both finite had a liberating effect on me.” Since then, Jeff has concentrated on what he holds most dear: his family, home and the earth. The Last Roll is a project that is just about complete and will be the content of his next book. Many of the images from this series will be seen for the first time at the Davis Orton Gallery."

Jac0bson's photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis MN, George Eastman House, Rochester NY and the Smithsonian Institute, among others. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Time, Geo, Stern and Life. Jeff Jacobson Photography

Melting Point and The Last Roll
August 5– September 4
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY

7 comments:

Caio Fern said...

Melting point seems to be an interesting project, i really want to see it.

but "The Last Roll"".... I am fascinated with the beauty.

Linnea said...

Thank you, very beautiful.

R Montalban said...

What a beautiful series of pictures with a very sad undercurrent.

Larry the Artist said...

Melting Point . . . you got my attention.

rs.benari said...

These are quite wonderful. Thanks for posting them.

Pierre BOYER said...

Great work...

Pierre

Susan May Tell said...

Quite wonderful!