"I remember when I was a boy taking photos of models with my father's old "Brownie Hawkeye" camera. I would sit at my desk building model planes, boats and monsters like Frankenstein and Dracula. I found it extremely rewarding to thoughtfully position and carefully photograph them. They were my version of a supermodel. When the polaroid film camera was invented, I became fascinated with the virtually instant image process.
Years later, I received a BFA in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute, when photography was just beginning to be recognized as a fine art form. After college and a year of assisting photographers, I landed my first freelance job as a magazine photographer, working in the US and Europe. I was shooting fashion models and consistently being published.
Along the journey, I never abandoned my first love...polaroid. Polaroid emulsion lifts and multiple imagery nourished my curiosity and soul for decades."
Jack Perno's photographs have been published in Town & Country, Vogue, and Italian Vogue.