My homage to W. Eugene Smith, likewise born in the Midwest, and a continuing influence on my present work. His ever-expanding, extraordinarily obsessive “Pittsburgh Project” inspired the first of many trips to the “Steel City”. Proud of its roots as a manufacturing center, much of its rich and complex culture is gradually waning from lack of resources and a dearth of jobs, with many neighborhoods outside the flourishing downtown struggling to stay afloat.
Jameson West is a fine art photographer and visual artist born in the Midwest in the United States in 1982. He travels and photographs throughout the United States and holds dual degrees as a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Primarily using traditional silver halide film and darkroom-based materials in his photographic work, he currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.