Joshua Jensen-Nagle captivates the viewer with his evocative photographs and singular aesthetic. Best known for his dreamy aerial beaches, expansive ski scenes, romantic European vistas, and dramatic old-world interiors, Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s photographs of faraway places carry a strong sense of nostalgia.
Joshua Jensen-Nagle captivates viewers with his evocative photographs and singular aesthetic. Best known for his dreamy aerial beaches, expansive ski scenes, romantic European vistas, and dramatic old-world interiors, Jensen-Nagle’s photographs of faraway places carry a strong sense of nostalgia.
Of his photography, Joshua Jensen-Nagle states:
“My work explores the use of photography as a medium to create rather than to document a reality, allowing the viewer to bring their own associations to the images. In my early work, I experimented with expired SX-70 Polaroid film, photographic prints painted, placed in glass jars, dunked in fish-tanks of coloured water and re-photographed, sometimes behind a shower of glitter or a room filled with smoke. As of more recent years, I shoot with the latest digital technology, focusing on the materials selected for printing, mounting and framing to achieve the same dream-like quality I have become known for. The work has naturally progressed to showcase a more modern perspective, while maintaining a unique nostalgic essence.”
Jensen-Nagle bases his successful full-time art practice in Toronto, and has become a prominent fixture in the arts community. Having mounted over fifty exhibitions in the last 12 years, he has developed a strong standing in the art world, and is collected widely throughout North America and Europe.
Joshua Jensen-Nagle has been featured in Photolife, National Post, Galleries West, and Canadian House and Home, Canadian Art and Art in America. His artwork has been collected world wide, including Cirque de Soleil, Ryerson University, First Energy Petroleum Ltd, MasterCard International and Target Corporation Canada. Jensen-Nagle participated in Glenbow Museum’s exhibition “Through the Looking Glass” in 2008.