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Artist Statement

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I value my family, life, and living. I have probably lost more than most, but not nearly as much as many and I am thankful for all I do have. Seeing new things and being able to see the common in a new and touching way, especially when I have to stop and catch my breath, is a source of inspiration to me. When I am driving, walking, or just sitting there and my eye catches a glint of something I think to myself how beautiful that is. I wonder how many people look at this same object, shape, or angle and see what I just saw. And it’s not the entire scene, it is just one small detail of the whole that made me stop and ponder.

What do I like looking at? Silence. I like looking into silence; it is dark, mystifying, and curious. Silence has no form, but every time you hear it you have to look. The most successful television ads in garnishing your attention are the ones that have no audio track whatsoever. Why? Because we expect to drown out the commercial advertisements, it’s our opportunity to get something done while the show is playing. When we hear nothing we automatically think something broke, we must find out what IT is. The advertiser is hedging his all that this visual message will stand out and burn itself in the viewer’s memory. That is the emotion I feel I capture.

I am a photographer so maybe someone can say “Wow, that was beautiful. Thanks for sharing your vision with me. I needed to see that, it made my day”


Jason Fronczek is a father and photographer and hasrecently been accepted into the Graduate Studies program Studio Art and the Computer at the University of Central Florida. For thepast year, he worked as the Senior Designer and Lead Photographer for ARTBORNEMagazine. Born in 1972 in Orlando, Florida, Jason has always had an attractionto the camera but only recently began to learn the technicalities ofphotography. The camera, lens, and lighting are only tools to be mastered. Hebelieves the real art in photography is the connection between a subject and itsenvironment. As a candid photographer, he likes to become invisible and capturethe person, not the projected image. 

Speaking onphotography, Jason states “When we see an image and it really sticks out to usit's usually because we can connect to it personally. There is a certainunexplained familiarity with it. Traditional portraiture 'creates' a mood andremoves personality, resulting in a flat image and a canned expression. Andwhile it may be technically correct, you can always tell - by simply looking atthe eyes.”

Jason currently lives in Orlando, Florida and moonlightsas a photographer waiting for school to begin.

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