JEREMY BLAIR | STATEMENT​

I investigate the intersections of place and self by developing site-based cameraless photograms that transform found materials into personal narratives. I create on-location using a custom-designed light-proof darkroom tent. I place foraged materials onto photosensitive paper, expose the paper to light, and embrace natural variables and techniques that challenge photography's constraints. Through this process, I discover patterns in nature that inform patterns in self. Material and environment interface with light, water, and chemistry to create unique photographic monotypes that illustrate my ever-changing lived experience. I find affinity with organic forms, observe vital ecologies, and participate in nature's symbiotic relationships, leading to an intimate connection with place, material, and self.