Interview and portrait of Teju Cole for Magic Hour Podcast
July 2017

 

Some recent photos from Montreal, Honolulu, St-Paul, Tivoli, Savannah and Athens, GA

 

The Dusting of a Cymbal Never Truly Ends
Spiral bound handmade book of photographs by Jordan Weitzman documenting The Beat Escape's Studio at the Emerald Hotel. Text by Michael Lesliejack
Edition of 30

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Photographs to accompany The Median Path: You're the Inspiration by R.D. Lectern
Never Apart Magazine
March, 2017

 
 
Alec Soth

Selection of portraits for Magic Hour Podcast

John Gossage, Washington, DC, 2016
Justine Kurland, NYC, 2017
  Alec Soth, St-Paul, MN, 2016

 
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Uncertain Smile
Exhibit at Parisian Laundry
Montreal, Canada
January 15 - Febraury 14, 2015
11 Pigment Prints, Framed

Press Release

At the heart of Uncertain Smile, photographer Jordan Weitzman’s new exhibition at Parisian Laundry, is the portrait. Portraiture generally promises a gateway into the soul of the sitter, a personal encounter with and mediated through the image. Such a promise however, is suspect. How can what is seen on the surface necessarily guarantee that which is sought after and beyond? Through techniques such as obscuring, doubling, slicing and splitting, these photographs amplify this bankruptcy of the portrait while stimulating the desire for knowledge and immersion.

Weitzman’s practice is essentially characterized by an interchangeable sense of intimacy between photographer, photographed subject and viewer. That being said, there is most certainly an air of the uncanny clinging throughout the various scenes he images. Personas seem fragmented, settings are made strange and narrative is equivocal. A viewer may be pulled in, but little is revealed and the experience of intimacy is thus itself perverted.

In Uncertain Smile such perversion is most clearly articulated in a disjunction between voyeurism and exhibitionism. Various subjects (mostly young men) perform identities to be viewed. However, it is left ambiguous who in fact is meant to be looking and whether or not viewership actually transgresses privacy. In this way, Uncertain Smile picks up on the unfixable politics involved in the desire to be seen, known and identified as well as in seeing, knowing and naming.

 
 

The Beat Escape
Photo for LP Seeing is Forgetting, 2016 

 
 

The Beat Escape
Press Shot, 2016