Joshua Jensen-Nagle is a New Jersey born photographer and 2003 graduate of Ryerson's Image Arts program
. In the last five years, Jensen-Nagle has extensively shown his work across Canada and in the United States, including 3 recent solo shows this fall in Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa.
Unlike photojournalists or documentary photographers, Jensen-Nagle approaches his subject matter from a different perspective. When creating a series, he looks at things that interest him and tries to portray them in a romanticized or old fashion way. His cameras of choice are Polaroids and other classic cameras with plastic lens and low fidelity. It's not about being crisp and clean as it is with digital photography, but about adding character and depth to his images.
To further push his work, Jensen-Nagle also prints and mounts the images himself at his Parkdale
studio, through a new polycarbonate silicon mount which is rated to last over 200 years. The process, which is very popular in Germany, is only being done in a small handful of labs in North America. Learning the process over the last year has allowed Jensen-Nagle to produce similar results to a resin finish of his older work, without dealing with the toxic nature of his materials.