Wednesday, October 13, 2010

new work from the road

The Lincoln Highway project is going well. I'm meeting some people I'd never expect to meet, and getting some great shots. Check out the latest.

I'm close to 30 rolls deep in this project and looking forward to more shooting. More to come, comments always welcomed.


Friday, October 1, 2010

More Pictures from Lincoln Highway

Here are a few more standouts from the project so far. enjoy! (click for larger images)

I've got 3 freshly developed rolls coming in tomorrow also, so look forward to more images soon! And always, feedback is welcomed.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Site Re-haul & Other News

I'm considering a bit of a re-haul on the page... hopefully fix some of the bugs and annoyances (there are quite a few.) and maybe take some work off this damn thing. I don't think I've reached the point in my career where I need such a comprehensive archive of my work online. So expect a few changes whenever I can get a free moment to get myself back into web design mode.

As far other news goes, I'm keeping busy shooting a new documentary project on Lincoln Highway otherwise known as Route 30, America's first coast to coast highway. It's the road I live off of and a road I've traveled all to often. I'm shooting everything I can: the people, the lifestyle, the architecture, the land, and everything in between. The project is off to a strong start, I'm really happy with the first rolls of film I've gotten back. The final product will be a book, most likely self-published through a site like blurb or lulu. Ideally this book will set itself apart from all the other touristy books about Lincoln Highway. I'm not going for landmarks, I want what's real and relevant. Anyway, here's a taste of the project so far. (click the images for a slightly bigger version.)

more to come soon, I don't want to give too much away :) feedback welcomed as always.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Upcoming Exhibitions

Hey folks, been busy preparing for a few shows, here's all you need to know about em.
Opening Friday August 20th:



“Us vs It” by Racer LeVan

INDESTRUCTIBLE YOUTH is an exhibition featuring some of the best young artists working in Chicago and New York City. These artists derive their energetic work from various sources ranging from street culture to high art.

Artists: Brad Hoffman, Dan Jarvis, Elena Ballara, Peter Clodfelter, Scott Frigo, Racer LeVan, Emre Kocagil, Austin Eddy, Brandon Coley Cox, Nicholas Steindorf, Devin K Kenny, Eli Samuels, Jacob Bergman

Co-Curated by: Erol Scott Harris III
Writings by: Debra Riley Parr, Racer LeVan and Nicholas Steindorf

Opening Friday, August 20th @ 6pm - 10pm
Garage open by appointment only.

Event Location:

2324 W Montana
Chicago, IL 60647

Contact Phone Number:

Open now at Moraine Valley Community College:

Tyler Hewitt and Dan Jarvis
Double Exposure

Hewitt is Associate Professor, Studio Art: Photography and Design at MVCC. Jarvis was a student at MVCC and is now at Columbia College Chicago.

The exhibition comes in two parts. First is a series of photographic images that were created in partnership. Hewitt shot a roll of color film, and then gave the film to Jarvis who re-loaded it into his camera before taking his own selection of shots. The result is a curious series of “double exposures”.

The exhibition also features work made independently by the two photographers. Hewitt’s series of cyanotypes and Jarvis’s photographs both examine the myths and realities of the suburban experience in their own way. The work questions the optimistic portrayal of an unsustainable, ever-expanding suburban landscape and critiques over-commercialization and the uncomfortable reality that has developed in its wake. 

Opens: Monday, August 16, 2010
Runs until: Thursday, September 16, 2010
Reception: Thursday, August 26, 2010 2-4PM 

Opening on August 28th:

Fall Exhibition at Cornerstone Art Gallery & Studio

"Lazy Sun" by Paulette Stobinske

A Group exhibition featuring over a dozen local artists. Tons of new work for sale including moderately priced prints, I have over 50 for sale!

If you haven't been to a Cornerstone Opening then  here's your chance to experience amazing food, great people and damn good art. Hope to see you there!

you can RSVP here if your facebook inclined (and who isn't):

So there's your convenient Dan Jarvis fall exhibition guide. You're all expected at every event, no excuses. Thanks. That's all I got for now.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Upcoming Exhibitions

Tyler Hewitt & Dan Jarvis Exhibition Opening
Friday, May 28, 2010 6:30pm - 8pm
McCord Gallery, 9602 West Creek Road (130th St. at La Grange Ave), Palos Park, IL

The work of Tyler Hewitt and Daniel R. Jarvis examines the myths and realities
of the suburban experience.

Dan Jarvis’ photographs explore a contemporary suburbia in which the imagined
optimism of previous decades has been replaced by a reality of inertia and
isolation. Utilizing multiple images arranged in a sea of white paper, the work
explores the unrestrained, expansive nature of the suburban landscape
contrasted with the claustrophobia and trapped feeling often felt by its residents.
These photographs of interior and exterior spaces critique over
commercialization and the growth of an unsustainable suburban ideal that
appears optimistic on the surface while it consumes both the landscape and
personal identity.

Tyler Hewitt works in alternative process photographic printing and screen-
printing. His photographs and collages utilize 1950’s and 1960’s era mass media
ephemera, primarily homemaker’s magazines, home design and decorating
magazines, and craft and hobby books. This source material is appropriated,
reassembled and recontextualized, uncovering the socializing nature of this
material and its reinforcement of traditional gender roles. Simultaneously, his
work questions the overly optimistic portrayal of the expanding suburban
landscape and lifestyle found in these books and magazines.

Together, the work of Tyler Hewitt and Dan Jarvis illustrates an unrealized
dream soured by time and reality. This is not a dystopian vision. Rather, it is a
snapshot of an unrealistic and unachievable ideal, and of the uncomfortable
reality that has developed in its wake.

The exhibit runs May 25-June 20. The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Also stay tuned for a group show at Blue Star Wine Bar in Noble Square (1209 N. Noble Street
Chicago, IL 60642) featuring photographs from a recent road trip south to Memphis with Ashley Kamin  & Rick Majewski. More on this later, but you can sure there will be plenty of wine and cheese.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The New Site...

So the design aspect of this new site is just about complete, I'm currently working on the content (ya know... pictures.) So stay tuned... and check this space for more info regarding upcoming exhibits, namely one at the McCord Gallery in Palos Hills with Tyler Hewitt and at Blue Star Wine Bar in Chicago with fellow Columbia College photo nerds Rick Majewski and Ashley Kamin.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

Thanks to Tyler, I've explored the world of Polaroid Lifts and Transfers a lot more thoroughly. I've liked the results and I'm now even more upset to hear that Polaroid is stopping production on all of their films as of the end of the year. Sad indeed. If you care enough to be a part of the solution check out and help out as much or as little as you can. Anyway here's a few of my favorite polaroid emulsion lifts. Expect some more in the future, it's still a process I'm trying to find my own uses for. But for now I like these.