I look to the details of life and the world. They are what drive me as an artist. My mind is one that is easily distracted. My eyes are constantly wandering, fixating on the most insignificant minuet details, which end up being calm and striking; holding a unique beauty unto themselves. There is so much to appreciate in the most ordinary situations. I’m constantly finding myself scouring surroundings in anticipation of being able to fixate on something that will finally allow me to focus. Something that will ground me, and give me a ticket back to the present. Photography is very much a way to ease my mind, as it is to excite it. I’m sharing with the world my sense of reality and this expression is authentic and true.
My practice is as much an observation of overlooked details in our existence, as it is a documentation of light. Photography wouldn’t be possible without light; life wouldn’t be possible without light. The sun is our greatest gift, offering us life. Without that there would be no reason to be an image maker.
The world around us speaks to all of us on a different level. Our minds are so unique, giving us each the opportunity to process, and acknowledge, what’s right in-front of us in completely different ways. Our ideas of reality are our own. My art is my reality. This is how I see the world.
Teresa LoJacono is an artist who works in photography and sculpture. LoJacono lives and works in Southern California. She holds a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and an MFA from The International Center of Photography/Bard, and has exhibited widely in California and New York.
Her photography career began in the silence of the darkroom, but later shifted under the influence of critical theory to combine the traditional practice of documentary photography with the impulsive reflections of ordinary experiences.
LoJacono was born and raised on the central coast of California.
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