Fall 2015, Volume 19

Photos by Jeremy Freedman

For Alternate Non-Flash Gallery

Image information and Artist Statement:

These are from the series “Blur.”  The pictures were taken with the camera in my phone using very long exposures, mostly while walking around NY and other cities. The technique is as close to painting with a camera as I can get—gestural and immediate.  I’ve long been interested in something other than photographs as photographs; something other than photographic reality. Photographic reality can be too constricting of imagination.  I’m interested in a different kind of focus, one that lets the mind wander inward a little bit, in pursuit of the ambiguity of life and the slipperiness of truth.  My various techniques are ways of isolating and concentrating the experience of seeing.  And for me, my pictures are as abstract as words, a chance meeting of my memories and the present moment.  

About the Artist:
Jeremy Freedman is an artist and writer in New York City. His photographs have been exhibited in Europe and the United States and have been recently featured in Hothouse, Redivider, the Monarch Review, the Citron Review and the Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Cartagena, Eclectica, Otoliths, The Wilderness House Literary Review, Orbis, and elsewhere. More work can be seen at jfreenyc.com.