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Jennifer Timmer Trail

Jennifer Timmer Trail received her MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School and her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Michigan State University. A northern-Michigander at heart, Jennifer spent a decade in New York, and some time in Copenhagen and Victoria, British Columbia, before recently settling in Portland, Oregon where she is a working artist and a freelance book designer. She has an extensive background in the commercial world assisting Jonathan Becker for Vanity Fair as well as art direction and production design for a long list of acclaimed recording artists and feature films. Her photography has been written about and exhibited internationally, and her curatorial endeavors have been reviewed in the New York Times.

"My photographs explore the longings that exist within relationships, things we wish we could hold on to but can’t, and the nostalgia that accompanies the process of aging. I am most interested in exploring and pushing the boundaries of what a photograph can communicate on an emotional and psychological level.

This work is part of a larger project titled Cassiopeia A, named after the supernova remnant in the constellation Cassiopeia (the Queen). A supernova is the explosion that occurs at the end of a massive star’s life; and Cassiopeia A is the expanding shell of material that remains– more beautiful and permanent than what once was. Modelled after this example, the work is an examination of the numerous tiny physical and emotional "deaths" we endure in our lifetimes. It’s about the time in between an ending and a new beginning." ~ Jennifer Timmer Trail.

You can see more of Jennifer's work by visiting her website.