J. Jason Lazarus

J. Jason Lazarus is an Alaska-based photographer and educator who creates narrative-driven photographic work utilizing a wide range of alternative and historical photographic processes.
From: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.
Shows: Van Dyke Brown, Chemigrams.


J. Jason Lazarus is an Alaska-based photographer and educator who creates narrative-driven photographic work utilizing a wide range of alternative and historical photographic processes. Much of Lazarus’ creative process is rooted in creating unique, handmade photographic objects utilizing under-appreciated and often obscure photographic processes. After spending two decades surrounded by the infinite beauty of the Last Frontier, Lazarus’ focus continues to steer clear of traditional “Alaskana” genres. It took the discovery of an intersection between multiple personal interests, from cartography and local history to a topical interest in archaeology and exploration, to find his initial muse: the forgotten mines of Interior Alaska. Yet, it’s not mere detritus that draws Lazarus to the mines – it’s the unknown stories of the common men laying latent within the creaking walls of the long-dormant stamp mills that stirs his passion for the subject. people. Lazarus’ most recent photographic focus involves using Chemigrams, a cameraless photographic process, and expired, antique photo paper to create a deeply personal project involving oft-forgotten symbolism from the Second World War. As an educator, Lazarus teaches both traditional darkroom and digital photography courses at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

“Working in Alaska I creates narrative-driven photographic work utilizing a wide range of alternative and historical photographic processes.”

Contact

  • Email: lazarus (at) obscura-works.com
  • Website

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