BIOGRAPHY

Photography has always been an inherent part of Southern California native Jon Evan Glaser’ life. He first picked up a camera when he was 10 years old, and spent his teenage years behind the lens, until he graduated from high school and turned his efforts to pursuing a career in dentistry. This choice of profession was surprisingly complementary to his love of – and enjoyment in creating – art.

Glaser spent 15 years building a thriving practice in Delray Beach, Florida, taking advantage of the opportunity restorative dentistry gave him to exercise his creativity and artistic abilities, particularly in the preparation of crowns for patients and photographic documentation of difficult cases. Establishing himself as a restorative dentist, until physical circumstances forced him to retire.

Faced with re-evaluating his career path due to Multiple Sclerosis, Glaser embarked on a new journey that took him back to familiar territory. “I had no idea how much of a ‘tonic’ picture-taking and picture-making would become,” he said. “While in dentistry, I was creating with my hands; with photography I am creating with my mind. The art opened up a whole new world for me, a world in which I see so many amazing things…that I can share with others.”

Glaser is a firm believer in learning by doing. This conviction led him to study at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School, Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, Palm Beach Photographic Centre as well as participate in myriad workshops with professional photographers around the country.

Master photographers like Jack Wild, Vincent Versace and Lee Gordon, among others, fueled Glaser’s passion for photography, helping him reach new heights. He began to “eat and breathe” the art, and found his own style.

“I ‘broke out’ of my initial way of thinking about how an image is created; there is no mere ‘snap and crop’; there is much involved in the art of photography than that,” he said. “When I embarked on my photographic journey, I struggled to create images of what I saw in nature. It was surprising to learn that the human eye can see 24 shades of light, while the camera is limited to 12.” Glaser found a two-step solution to this challenge: 1) Using a split neutral density filter; and 2) Enhancing his images through Photoshop, to provide proper exposure by lightening the foreground areas that too dark or darkening the areas of the sky where too bright.

Glaser incorporates dramatic weather and foreground interest. Perspective and the play of shadow and light are his primary concerns when composing an image. Many of the photographs in his body of work capture a sense of movement that invites the viewer to be present in the place where the shutter release was clicked, standing alongside the landscape photographer.

From National Parks that included Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier in the U.S. and Banff in Canada to the Smokey Mountains, Death Valley, the coastlines of Maine and Oregon, and Iceland, the greenest of lands, all Glaser’s recent travels have been devoted to honing his craft.

 

He has exhibited at many galleries across the U.S., including  Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Substrate Gallery in Los Angeles,  and the Boca Raton Museum of Art, as well as events in Miami and Monaco.  Glaser’s work has been published numerous times in Black and White Magazine and Irreversible magazine. He has received myriad honors, from Px3 Photography Competition to the Black and White Spyder awards, International Photography Awards and the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Artist Guild.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT


There is something fulfilling about capturing a moment in time…particularly as the sun makes its first or last appearance. My fine art photographs reflect an affinity for movement and sound; the latter reminiscent of a song, starting calmly, building strength, power and energy, until the shutter releases and the image is recorded as the ultimate crescendo.

I am drawn to the grand landscape, where I can create images that showcase both the beauty of nature, and the relationship between color and light.
 

 

Awards and Publications:  

   

  • International Photography Awards-Honorable Mention-"Light on the Arch", "Cool Waters in Tremont","Green River Rays","Glorious in St. Augustine","A Happy Accident in St. Augustine'.
  • Black and White Spyder Awards-Nominee-"Natures Bath", "Earth","Ancient Storyteller","A Window to the Sky"
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - Honorable Mention - "Ancient Storyteller - 2016
  • PX3 International Photo Competition - Honorable Mention-"Fuel the Valley" - 2016
  • Epson International Pano Awards - Bronze - "Ramble Thru the Mountains", "Terrain"," A Spot of Red","Visual Rapture" - 2015
  • Black and White Spyder Awards - Honorable Mention - "A Last Moment" - 2015
  • PX3 International Photo Competition-Silver Award - "Skywalking"-2015
  • PX3 Honorable mention - "Glowing Softly", "Myakka Dream", "Two Cousins", "You Might Know" - 2015
  • Published in Art Blend Magazine - July 2015
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - Honorable Mention - "Silver Moon" - May 2015
  • Portfolio published in Black & White Magazine - Issue #107 - 2015
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - Juror's Recognition for "Sarasota Splash" - January 2015
  • Publication in Irreversible Magazine authored by Carlos Juarez de Jesus(art critic)
  • Spider Awards-Nominee - "Little Plant", "Soul without Color" - 2014
  • International Photography Awards (IPA) - Honorable Mention - "Lonely 1" - October 2014
  • The Palm Beach Post Ninth Annual Focus on Nature Photography Contest - Honorable Mention - "Ocean Blooms" - August 2014
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - 2nd Place -"Life Always Changes" - August 2014
  • Portfolio published in Black & White Magazine - Issue #104 - 2014
  • Published in Black & White Magazine - Single Image Competition - "Little Plant" - Issue #101 - February 2014
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - Juror's Recognition - "Morning Splash" - July 2013
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - 2nd Place - "Desert Calm" - June 2013

 

Exhibitions:

 

  • Art Palm Beach-Irreversible Project January 2017
  • Box Gallery-Curator's Choice Show-January 2017
  • Art Basel-Concept Art Fair-Irreversible Project-December 2016
  • Zhou B Art Center-Chicago-Irreverisible Project-May 2016
  • Art Boca Raton-Irreversible Project-March 2016
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild- January 2016-March 2016
  • Art Basel Miami-Spectrum Venue-Irreversible Project-December 2015
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art Exhibition-November 2015
  • Substrate Galley-Los Angeles-Solo Show-October 2015
  • Art Monaco-Irreversible Project - July 2015
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - January 2015-March 2015
  • Art Palm Beach - Irreversible Project - January 2015
  • Art Basel Miami-Spectrum Venue - Irreversible Project - December 2014
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art 2014 Biennial Exhibition -"Power Stream" - August 2014-October 2014
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - August 2014-September 2014
  • Gab Studio - Miami, FL: August 2013-October 2014
  • Palm Beach Photographic Centre - "Ocean Blooms","Through the Waters","Barely Standing"-2014-June-August
  • Delray Beach Center for the Arts - May 2014-August 2014
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - January 2014-May 2014
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - August 2013-November 2013
  • Karen Ledbetter Gallery - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - December 2012-July 2013
  • Gallery 101 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - October 2012-July 2013
  • Art Fusion Gallery - Miami, FL - January 2013-June 2013
  • Boca Raton Museum Artist's Guild - December 2012-April 2013

 

NOTE: All photographs have been minimally processed with Photoshop (very minor manipulation/adjustment). Images depict a true representation of both location and visualization. Please contact me with any questions.

In addition, I print all images using the latest technology, the highest-quality papers, and newest archival inks.



My first Review

"I have just recently become acquainted with Jon Glaser’s photography. Our world is inundated with photographs of every subject imaginable, but Jon’s work focuses on a single subject - light. I am particularly impressed with the simplicity of his style and the subtlety of his palette. I can walk along one of his sunset beaches or climb in for a paddle into one of his canoe compositions and not drown in punched up, over- processed colors. Refreshingly, his portfolio invites rather than demands a viewing."

Deborah Hughes

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