June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spencer Pond Photo Exhibition
February 25th- March 31st, 2019
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 5-7pm
Blue Moon Camera & Machine
8417 N Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97203
M-F 9-6, Sat 9-5
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.
These works are but the start of something bigger.