Jon Knight Loruenser, Middletown, NY Member Since September 2011 Artist Statement My photography career started in 1975 with a course in photography at State College at Brockport, NY. Since then my experience as a photographer and my range of subjects have been diverse. I spent a summer in Pennsylvania shooting Motocross racers where I had photos published in the nationally circulated "Crash and Burn Magazine" and spent three years as a studio portrait photographer. As a photo journalist I had the opportunity to photograph such notables as Jane Fonda, Ralph Nader, Linda Ronstadt, and The Osmonds. I have also applied my craft to wedding, commercial, and theatrical photography. My photography credits of local and national awards and publication are numerous, including an award from "Time Magazine". In 1992, I started delving into the process of Polaroid Transfer Imaging. This is a special process that allows Polaroid film to be processed on natural fibers such as wood, cotton, silk, and untreated paper. Each print, unlike regular photos, is one of a kind, as it cannot be reprinted once it has developed. Since learning this new application for my photographic talents, I have devoted all of my efforts towards creating imaginative and intriguing pieces of this unique photographic art. After much experimentation, I am primarily using parchment paper for my images. Oil based pastels are sometimes used to enhance selected images. The result is an image with the look of a turn of the century postcard or mono print. I am currently living in Middletown, NY where I maintain a studio to create my Images.