Blue Moon Camera and Machine is hosting an exhibition of selected images captured by photographer Spencer Pond! Spencer is a queer photographer and a writer living in Portland; they identify as a non-binary femme (they/them pronouns), graduated from PSU, and are currently working in the service industry fulltime and making art when they can. They have been taking photos since they were 17, but it wasn’t until purchasing a Yashicamat 124g five years ago that their approach to photography changed.
Most of the presented works have been captured using an Olympus XA and a Hasselblad 500c. Their work is a mixture of landscapes and portraiture from their portfolio; the collection on display has been taken over the course of the last 3 years varying from travels through abandoned factories in Leipzig to intentional styling of a set. Most of their work revolves around explorations of queerness and identity. Spencer’s portraits originally started during a darkroom class at PSU in fall 2014, interpreting themes of existence and isolation as a queer and trans person in a society that – at a federal level – is working to erase trans identities.
This exhibition beings on February 25th, 2019 and will be available for viewing until March 31st, 2019. There will be an opening reception on Saturday March 2nd from 5:00PM to 7:00PM where you can meet the artist and discuss their photography!