Jesús Joglar is a scientist working in the field of organic chemistry and biocatalysis. He started to make photographs in the “analog era” using his father Contax II camera and, since then, he has been faithfull to this way of making photographs.
He discovered pinhole photography by chance. Pinhole photography makes you think before making a picture and that's the most rewarding way of making photographs.
In 2009, on the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, he attended to a workshop, in which he discovered a different way of doing pinhole long exposure shots. Everything since then has changed his way of looking at photography.
His main body of work lies in the field of film photography (lens and pinhole) and a sizable portion of Jesús Joglar's photographic practice is devoted to solargraphy, a specialized form of lensless photography that records the sun as it moves in continually shifting arches across the sky, resulting in thrilling images and new insights about the world around us.
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Jesús Joglar is our guest curator this week and the theme is Lines.
Urizen Freaza is a fellow contributor of the FSC who recently had a featured exhibit in Revela-T, THE festival of all things film that was held at Vilassar de Dalt, in Catalonia, Spain.
He was kind enough as to share his experience as one of the exhibitors in a festival that sounds like the right place to be when you're a passionate lover of chemical photography.
Find out what happens when the discipline and curiosity of a scientist meet the motivation of an artist. A little sneak peek into the mind of Jesús Joglar, an ethusiast spanish photographer, always looking for that extra piece of knowledge that comes from constant experimentation.
Solargraphy is a specialized form of long exposure pinhole photography that registers the sun trails as a consequence of its apparent movement related to the earth (known as “ecliptic”). The image is created using home made pinhole cameras (usually tin cans, 35 mm film canisters, PVC pipe, etc.) charged with photosensitive paper and fixed to some point for a period of time.