Artist Statement

My work is a journey that can revolve around discovering a new known in a familiar environment. It is an exploration in solitude and night walks that are filled with silence. The stillness that I comes across in my work isn’t meant to cause fear or loneliness, but to bring the same feeling of comfort that I find in this view of the night. Light is my main subject in this work and I try to let it guide me as I set up and take the picture. I am quick to continue on my way looking for that next beam of light. I try to only be a viewer who leaves only footsteps. Through many methods of photography I make sure this beam of light is the main focus for the viewer. I shoot most of my photos in black and white. That is so color does not distract from the subject im trying to photograph.


Bio

Jordan Cheeseman is a photographer who studied Studio Art at Drew University. He is currently based in New Jersey. He has extensive knowledge of cameras, film processes, and digital editing tools. His primarily work is taken with a full frame digital camera.   


Education

BA Studio Art, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2017

 

Professional Experience

Gallery Assistant, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ. (2016-2017)

  • Maintaining gallery space

  • Setting up artist work

  • Monitoring and mixing chemicals for darkroom

  • Monitoring the Art and Design computer lab

 

Intern and Photographer, Drew University Communications Department, Madison, NJ. (2015-2016)

  • Archiving photographs

  • General office assistant

  • Photographer and editor of photographs

 

Cashier, Elmer Hometown Pharmacy, Elmer, NJ. (2013-2015)

  • Ordering and stocking products

  • Cashier

  • Customer service

 

Related Skills

Programs: Adobe Suite

  • Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Bridge

Google Drive, SketchUp, Microsoft Office, Social Media.

 

Physical: Vast knowledge of photography equipment including

  • cameras, lenses, studio equipment/environments, and darkroom printing and developing