Lives and works in Cookeville, Tennessee
I investigate the intersections of place and self by developing cameraless photograms that reconstruct and rebuild specific moments and figures from my life. I create on-location, typically in rural and outdoor settings, in a mobile lightproof darkroom tent. I utilize natural water sources for my base and mix eco-friendly photo chemicals in each tray. I then place foraged objects on photosensitive paper, expose the paper to light, and process the work through a sequenced chemical bath. I experiment with multiple exposures and welcome natural variables like natural water temperature and pH levels. This approach requires experimentation with materials and place.
Jeremy Blair has been practicing and exhibiting alternative process photography for the last ten years. Originally from Fairfield, Ohio, Jeremy received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Miami University of Ohio and earned his doctorate in art education from the University of North Texas. He has taught cameraless photography processes while working as a K-12 art teacher, museum curator, and university professor. He currently lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he is an assistant professor of art education at Tennessee Tech University.