In my exploration of photography and the principles the medium is based on, I have one simple goal, to inspire awe and wonder in myself and anyone who views my work.
Even though I'm not always successful, failure is as informative as success, and I've found that if I allow the medium to be my guide it will reveal new definitions of what is successful to me.
I primarily use film because of it's hands on nature. It's physicality often produces results and nuances I never could have imagined or planned for. I'm also drawn to including other hands on media such as painting, drawing and sculpture. The more I can interject a human element into the process the more opportunity there is for unexpected, compelling and unique results.
I want always to be the student. When I let the medium be my teacher, the possibilities become limitless.
Jeff Klapperich received his BFA in photography from the Pratt Institute in 2004 after which he spent 5 years in his hometown of Denver, Colorado where he practiced his craft and organized a DIY arts community called The Scattered Arts Collective. He Returned to Brooklyn in 2009 where he worked for a time under renowned photographer Rosalind Solomon. He is currently honing his skills in ceramics with architectural ceramicist Peter Lane, and pursuing his medium to whatever end it will take him to.