JONATHAN LUCKHURST photographer
Canadian Jonathan Luckhurst modestly calls himself an
"up-and-coming photographer", but, in reality, at just 29 years of
age, he has already been published in B&W Magazine and
Silvershotz, has received two nominations in the 2008 Black and
White Spider Awards, and that he was selected asa finalist for the
2008 Photolucida Critical Mass Book Awards. In November 2008 he
took part in a collective show in honor of the legendary master of
black-and-white, Ansel Adams. And this says it all. It is always a
pleasure to see lovely works developed in a darkroom. Few
photographers do it nowadays, and Luckhurst is one of them. The
development and printing of negatives is a veritable rite, the
essence of real photography. Today the life cycle of a photograph
is shooting, looking at the shot, downloading it to the computer,
editing and printing. Rolls of film and darkrooms are a totally
different story. Making use of the romance of black-and-white
nuance, Luckhurst each time captures the sensations of a fleeting
instance or place in the hope of bringing them to life. Nothing in
his photographs is constructed, nothing is planned.
Awards and Publications
Jonathan s images from Old World have appeared in top
international art publications including B&W Magazine (US,
2006) and Silvershotz (UK, 2007). Locally, his work was featured
alongside the writings of Graham Greene and Michael Ondajtee in
Brick Literary Journal (Toronto, 2007).
Jonathan received honourable mention at the prestigious 2007 and
2008 International Photo Awards (IPA), for his fine art photography
Jacana Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Group Exhibition.
Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, California, USA. Group Exhibition
Wave Photogallery, Brescia, Italy. Solo Exhibition
Photographic medium is black and white medium format film, and
traditional dark-room processes using fibre based paper.