JOHN GELLINGS

GALLERY

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I grew up in New Jersey, USA and New York City. I have currently been living in Santiago, Chile for the past three years. I have been photographing off and on since the age of 17. I graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University, New Jersey) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in 1998.

I pride myself in the ability to find emotional resonance in the ordinary. I prefer photography that is intentionally vague with a mysterious tone of ambiguity that leaves room for a wide-ranging interpretation. I am just not concerned with conventional narrative other than in the simple way in which the city looks at the time I am photographing it and I how I perceive it photographically. Still, my photography is about my personal connection to the place, even if from an outsider’s perspective. For me, the outsider’s perspective is an advantage. I do not have any nostalgia for how the place should look or be due to a childhood, personal or political connection. I do not yearn for the good old days or stress over things I cannot control. I do not photograph a place based on what I wished it to be. The present in its most banal form has enough magic for me.

"Quiet NYC" in the "City That Never Sleeps" this series is about quiet moments of everyday life in the streets of NYC.

LOCATION

Santiago CHILE (formerly New York)

CATEGORY

street

CAMERA

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X-Pro2, Nikon Df, Sony A7R

WEBSITE

@JOHNGELLINGS0

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN

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