A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pennsylvania, Jack Pollack has lived in the New Orleans area for over 30 years. In his career, Pollack has traveled the Southern highways extensively.
“I have witnessed breathtaking horizons in my everyday journey, and my interest has grown in the use of photography to share these beautiful views with others,” said Jack Pollack. “The ‘Vivid Reflections’ I depict have less to do with me and my camera and much more to do with my appreciation of Nature’s (God’s) compositions.”
Jack Pollack has been working and playing with composition for years, as the Family Archivist, the Showroom Photographer Designee, or the Ad Layout Artisan.
“I have received kudos for my eye for composition,” said Pollack. “I have learned to use the camera as my paintbox/ paintbrush and have welcomed the response.”
Pollack believe’s that he owes the sense of composition (for which he’s received many kind words) to the many hours of shooting furniture showrooms at Markets for the product lines that he’s represented. Other reps would shoot and then stop their shooting when they saw what I was able to do in visually arranging the room for sales presentations, etc.
In traveling the Southern highways,Pollack has seen some amazing skies and decided to start capturing them. When he brought some of his developed images to Patti Latter Barnett at the Uptown Pop-up Gallery, she got excited about what he was doing and showed some of his work there. Now at Ariodante Gallery on Julia St, Pollack will be showing some framed work on the wall and some unframed work in bins on White Linen Night.
“I also enjoy the luxury of living in one of the planet’s most interesting and vibrant cities,” said Pollack. “New Orleans has greatly influenced my use of color and my desire to elevate the seemingly ordinary to extraordinary heights. I was moved by the “For the Ladies” event Vince Vance and Irma Thomas hosted at Rock-N-Bowl and will be donating half the profits of my musician shots to the New Orleans Women’s Shelter.”
If you enjoy Jack Pollack’s work or have constructive feedback, you can e-mail him at email@example.com.