Statement:

It is commonly believed that the primary function of dreams is to psychologically balance and compensate for matters left unsettled during our waking hours. In the dream world, the censors of our mind dissipate and the material in our heads becomes fluid and nonlinear—our past memories, fears and desires all surface symbolically, revealing to us a deeper understanding of ourselves. Metaphorically, this is how I have come to understand my photographic work. I see my photographs as visual manifestations of my subconscious mind—images that bypass intellectualization to reveal authentic feeling.

 

Bio:

Russell Joslin has worked primarily in photography beginning in the early 90s. His work has been internationally published and exhibited in numerous solo and group shows. In addition to being a photographer, he is the Editor & Publisher of SHOTS Magazine, an independent, reader-supported quarterly journal of fine art photography that reaches an international audience. His first book, Black Forest, is now available from Candela Books. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Click here for "The Russell Joslin Mixtape"; Lenscratch, October 2014. Click here for a profile on Russell published in Black & White Photography Magazine (UK), January 2011.

 

Prints:

Black & white images are 11x14 gelatin silver prints in editions of 15. Contact Russell for pricing and availability.

 

©2016 Russell Joslin. All rights reserved.

 

Portrait by Mark Sink & Kristen Hatgi Sink

       

SHOTS no. 132 - cover by Amy James

    

BLACK FOREST: Four Visible Poems