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JUNE 2018: JIM SIENKIEWICZ

 
 
   La Lune . C-Print Collage, 72 x 96”, 2008.

La Lune. C-Print Collage, 72 x 96”, 2008.

 
 
 
I grew up in New Jersey, a heavily urbanized and industrialized state. It was only upon moving Out West that I began to channel my fascination with industrial landscapes into creative work.  
 
   Sheeler’s Wake . Mixed Media Collage, 13.5 x 9.5”, 2006.

Sheeler’s Wake. Mixed Media Collage, 13.5 x 9.5”, 2006.

 
 
   1899 . Gelatin Silver Print & Steel Collage, 10.25 x 29.25 x 3.75”,   2005-2006.

1899. Gelatin Silver Print & Steel Collage, 10.25 x 29.25 x 3.75”, 2005-2006.

 
 
City of Industry was born out of my night photographs and the mood of the isolated environments I found myself in while making them. These experiences led me to start collaging images together to better represent my feelings about these places and the power they resonated with.
 
   A Dark Place . C-Print Collage, 72 x 60”, 2006.

A Dark Place. C-Print Collage, 72 x 60”, 2006.

 
 
 
Eventually I began making three-dimensional photo-sculptures and introducing metals like steel and aluminum to enhance the dimensionality and complement the subject matter of the series.
 
   A Small Factory . Mixed Media Collage, 20.5 x 19 x 2.25”, 2006.

A Small Factory. Mixed Media Collage, 20.5 x 19 x 2.25”, 2006.

 
 
 
My work of this period displays my interpretation of the industrial sites that surround so many American cities and that are now beginning to wane with the passage of time.
 
 
   Broken Landscape . C-Print Collage, 60 x 36”, 2006.

Broken Landscape. C-Print Collage, 60 x 36”, 2006.

 

Jim Sienkiewicz

Jim Sienkiewicz is a fine art photographer who works with an 8 x 10” view camera and creates mixed media collages. His processes are traditional and serve as the underlying approach to his subjects, which vary from the aftermath of wildfires in the western landscape to industrial photo-sculptures and portraits. He holds a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA from Academy of Art University, where he currently teaches in the masters photography department.