A visual journal featuring over 220 instant film images show during a two-week period using two automatic Polaroid Land cameras.
The images detail J.Shotti’s story for the 14 day period, and the stories of those he came into contact with. For J.Shotti, ‘two weeks‘ represent a communal cycle of time, in which most people adhere to a certain routine and lifestyle.
“I liked the idea of using what some now consider an irrelevant photographic medium, to capture life’s one-of-a-kind moments, fleeting time and places. I was also drawn to the immediacy of the output, similar to that of digital formats combined with the tangible properties of film and the nuances of this mixture. This process gave me the ability to record what was happening around me, instantly see and hold the images I was creating, adjust and continue working in a method that was still experimental and uncontrolled.”
The published journal launched at Wallplay’s Shop at 312 Bowery, March 26 – 29, 2015. The Pop-Up sold printed copies of EVERY TWO WEEKS, related merchandise, and showcased J.Shotti’s unpublished photographs.
Gregory L Morgan Jr., commercially known as J.Shotti, is a visual artist and photographer based in NYC working primarily in the music and fashion industries with a concentrated specialty in portraiture. Brands like Nike, Versace and Tumblr have sought him to curate their images and visual content. His recent projects include a large format photo book of instant film images entitled Every Two Weeks, a mixed media collage series and an installation/ performance art hybrid.
For more information on his work, please visit http://jshotti.com