Jason Fulford – Picture Summer on Kodak Film
In Picture Summer on Kodak Film, a poem by two sisters echoes in Fulford’s photographs, composed of recurring motifs: time, test strips, refracted light, the color of the rainbow, and distortion through the shadows. Characters and places are repeated in kaleidoscopic compositions in this vivid sequence.
Although taken all over the world (in Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam), these photographs come together to create a singular visual language: a bright, timeless, imaginary place. A place imbued with unexpected beauty, humor, and meaning, which is expected of Jason Fulford.
About the Author
Jason Fulford (born in 1973) is an American photographer, publisher, and educator, based in Brooklyn, New York City. He adopted the format of the photobook as the main way of expression in which his photographs build a layered articulation through sequence and arrangement.
Many of the questions posed by the work are intentionally left unanswered and are sometimes unanswered. The work is about the experience of looking and thinking, inviting viewers and readers to be active participants.
His works about books include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs For $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), Hotel Oracle (2013), Contains: 3 Books (2016), The Medium is a Mess (2018) and Clayton’s Ascent (2018). He has held a solo exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Fulford is co-founder of J&L Books, of which he is editor, publisher, and designer of books. He works as a photographer and has lectured in various universities.