“Inspired by the strange and accidental colors resulting from my failed attempts of home processing Ektachrome slide film back during the Nixon-Ford administrations, I have imbued my latest Fort Point images with these same unnatural colors. But they take on an environmental implication. Colors can have powerful emotive aesthetic qualities, but often the chemical make-up of paints and inks, that makes them beautiful, can be harmful, toxic, or even carcinogenic.”
Jeffrey Heyne has exhibited his photography for twenty eight years throughout the country and is represented in the collections of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Boston Athenæum, Boston Public Library, Fidelity Investments, Boston Properties, Marriott, and Compaq Computers.
His “To Hunt a Moon” series was awarded the Juror’s Award and Museum Purchase prize from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. This series also received the Director’s Award from The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, and a Juror’s Award from CENTER/Sante Fe. In 2003 he was honored with a Barbara Singer Award for artists exploring new media. His work has been represented by Studio Soto at the 2007 Iberoamerican Art Fair in Caracas Venezuela, NK Gallery, and 555 Gallery. In 2008 his Madison Ave. Mannequin series was featured in Columbia Picture’s movie, 21—Ben Mezrich’s story of MIT students cheating the Las Vegas blackjack tables.
He makes his home and studio in Fort Point, Boston. More info can be found at www.unit35.com and can be followed on Instagram @jeffrey_heyne He misses watching the Old Northern Avenue Bridge swing open.