Jacques LeBlanc Photography
I have spent nearly my entire life living on Long Island. I have always been drawn to the farms, towns and main streets of the East End. Growing up in the middle of potato farms, my first recollection is of a sky that went from horizon to horizon. So when I take photographs of farms on Long Island, I try to recreate that image in my photography. The towns and main streets are special to me in that they represent a clear connection to the past and the feeling of “home”.
My work is a combination of photography and painting, both digitally and traditionally. My goal is to produce an image that looks like what a dream or memory might appear like. It comes from my interest in studying dreams. After retiring from a career in education, teaching architecture and design, I began to study what dreams looked like, called “Oneirology”, and not what they might mean. I began to produce photographs with the key elements from studies done throughout the world and wondered if they could trigger the recollection of a memory or dream in the viewer. My goal is to produce an image that will leave the observer with a feeling of nostalgia.