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Poignant Portfolio no. 13: Christopher Jordan’s Twilight Passages — One Twelve

These pictures situate a mystical narrative along the edge of suburbia, a seemingly bland and uneventful place. This banality can incubate something curious, such as the luminous events shown in these landscapes.

Begging Bowl by Christopher Jordan
Begging Bowl by Christopher Jordan

by Christopher Jordan

Conceptually, these pictures depict thresholds between physical, geographical, and psychological states of being. Twilight is situated between day and night, while suburbia occupies the space between the urban and the rural. The characters wander this liminal, metaphorical landscape, observing the luminous events around them, all the while reflecting on their interior condition. The exact nature of the luminous events is unknown; they invite an imaginative leap to resolve initial perceptions, perhaps leading to further reflection and contemplation for the viewer.

Shunya by Christopher Jordan
Shunya by Christopher Jordan

From the Editor

I’ve been following Jordan’s work for quite a while now. We published his series Suburban Sublime in Diffusion, volume III and showcased said work in our third Diffusion exhibition at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta where he visited and gave an artist talk. I was very excited to see Jordan pushing the concepts of Suburban Sublime farther with the aptly named Twilight Passages. True to his intentions, Jordan creates a world of wonderment and exploration into the psyche. Although the lines are blurred between reality and fantasy I can’t help but also feel a strong sense of nostalgia in these images. It’s also hard to not question how these images were made and luckily Jordan is open about his process. But even though I have this information, I still see so much photo magic going on here. One thing is for certain, Jordan is a master of light. Thank you, Christopher, for sharing your vision and work with us, you’re an inspiration.

–Blue Mitchell

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