Today, I wanted to spotlight one our very own metropolites, Ian Jump. Though many of you may know of him as the witty teddy bear (see profile), you may not know that Ian's a proficient photographer based in Georgia who's been taking pictures for the past decade. During this time, Ian has garnered a reputation for his unpredictable choice in subject matter, like taking photos of downtown Macon at 4 am one day to photos of flowers, abandoned buildings, and teddy bears the next.
All of these black and white photos you see here were done using film and almost all, at some point, were printed the old fashioned way. The images were scanned directly from film negatives and the only processing done to them was to remove dust and scratches.
“I still plan to continue using film because as a photographer I believe it to be truer to the medium. This collection is a mixture of work produced over 5 years and should give you a diverse look at my choices in subject matter. When I take photos I try to capture a sentiment I feel at the time in my Images. While the sentiment is my little secret, you can learn a lot about me by just taking the time to look. Barnaby (the teddy bear) is probably the most telling.”
Ian is the featured artist for the month of July at “Joycine's Art, Attitude and Accessory Gallery” (333 Cotton Ave. Macon, GA, 31201). Check out his amazing color photos on theMET, here.
Wonderful work, Ian!