Jack Perno "India with Roses"
INDIA WITH ROSES
Archival Pigment Print
Edition size: 25
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Jack Perno's statement about INDIA WITH ROSES:
This is a 20x24 Polaroid of performance artist, actor and provocateur, India Menuez shot at the Polaroid studio in NYC. This image is part of a figurative & floral series utilizing fiber optic light painting and multiple exposures. I worked on this project my creative partner Brandy Kraft, for about 3 years to bring life to her hybrid flowers, which are a combination of multiple species reassembled to make a single flower. We have a wonderful series of this work
"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.