My intention when I started this work ten years ago was to create a radically contemporary approach to the most basic, everyday genre of photography: family pictures. To that end I began digitally combining portraits of my family. In my most recent images I combine the portraits of my wife, daughter and myself. As I have worked on these images I have come to see photography – and the idea of individuality itself – as a hall of mirrors. A series of reflections.
Jake Rowland is a photographer and artist based in New York City. His photography has been included in exhibitions at ClampArt, New York; Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, and photography festivals including PhotoEspaña, Madrid; Pingyao International Photography Festival, China and the International Festival of Fashion and Photography Villa Noailles, Hyéres, France. His photographs have been published in the PQ Journal of The Center for Photography at Woodstock, the New York Times, PDN and the British Journal of Photography as well as in an editorial context on the websites of Bloomberg, Bloomberg Business Week, Inc., and Time. Rowland is a founding partner in the Manhattan based studio JAM Editions Inc.
Artist’s Website: jakerowland.com