For over a decade, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated the viewer with his evocative large-scale photographs. 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.
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 colored 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.
Joshua bases his successful, full-time art practice in Toronto, where everything is produced in his west-end studio. Having mounted over 50 exhibitions in the last 12 years, he has developed a strong standing in the art world, and is collected widely throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.