Art Opening L'atelier Ldep Presents Jon De Boer Detroit

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Art Opening    L'atelier Ldep Presents Jon De Boer   Detroit
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Two James Spirits says
Come celebrate the opening of our next tasting room exhibit! @Jon DeBoer Photography represented by L'Atelier LDEP, food by the fabulous @Katoi and drinks by us!

On view from June 28th-September 1st 2015

This event is *FREE*

Jon DeBoer is a photographer and graphic designer living and working in Metro Detroit, Michigan. His background in graphic design and interest in architecture has strongly influenced his approach to photography. Jon began exploring the city of Detroit with a camera in 2009 and has been photographing the evolving urban landscape ever since.

Initially his early work focused on capturing the abandoned side of the city in color. However, he was soon inspired to shift his focus to show a different side of the city after witnessing renewal efforts in Detroit.

"Right now is a really important time to photograph Detroit's architecture. As the city is experiencing so much change and growth, many of its buildings are being torn down or going through dramatic renovations."

Jon's new work, and his solo exhibition simply titled DETROIT communicate his vision of the city, but also convey the moods or emotions he experiences while photographing the city. Predominantly shot in black and white and using long exposures, his images showcase the beauty of Detroit's architecture that has been overlooked or forgotten by many.

His images, which are usually captured in the late afternoon or early evening light, highlight the bold contrasts between the light and shadow. In his work you see an individual who has a love affair with the streets and architecture of Detroit, a city that he finds both mysterious and beautiful.

Detroit is a city where so much of its history can be seen through its buildings, a city that has stark contrasts between vacant and populated, decay and developed. Whether it's an abandoned silo or stadium or a newly renovated art deco building, Jon's images capture the beauty of the past and the hope for a brighter future of a great city and its people.

"Detroit and its residents have withstood a lot of adversity, but it is that tough spirit that makes Detroit such an interesting, unique city to photograph. I love shooting Detroit's buildings, but the people I have met in the city have made a lasting impact on me. Nearly everyone I've met in Detroit shares the same passion for the city and is hopeful for a brighter future."

Jon exhibited his work with Exposure Detroit in 2010 and 2012. His work was also featured in multiple exhibits at Studio Couture Detroit in 2010-11. In 2012, Jon received 1st place in the Architecture: Cityscapes category of the International Photography Awards (IPA)
In May 2014, Jon's work was featured in Novum: World of Graphic Design magazine. Jon will debut his work for L'Atelier Ldep Gallery at the Two James Distillery this summer in Corktown, Detroit.
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By: Two James Spirits

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