“Shadows and Vines” Photo Exhibit at Penny Cluse Cafe

Snowy Vines – Ft. Ethan Allen by Jordan Douglas

Jordan Douglas is a noted Burlington, Vermont photographer who teaches black-and-white darkroom and digital photography as an adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College.

His current body of work is entitled, “Shadows and Vines,” a series of black and white images that were taken using a $25 plastic medium format camera called the Holga. The camera is known for its quirky light and focus effects.

Douglas explained the significance of the project. “The heart of the exhibition is a study of the aging buildings around Pine Street, several of which are likely to be torn down in the near future as the South End Corridor evolves with development projects.” The body of work is comprised of 24 darkroom prints, with many images captured in Vermont.

Shadows and Vines is on exhibit through December 2017 as part of the “What’s On the Walls” art gallery at Penny Cluse Cafe, a popular downtown breakfast and lunch venue, located on the corner of Cherry Street and South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vermont. 

Douglas also conducts workshops in alternative darkroom techniques and summer camps at Burlington City Arts. Jordan uses both low tech and high optics cameras in creating his varied images—which he has shown throughout Vermont. He is dedicated to the expansive possibilities of analog photography, and much of his work examines process.  See more of Douglas’s work here.

Penny Cluse Café is open every day until 3 p.m.