Drew Nikonowicz

Drew Nikonowicz is an artist based in Saint Louis, Missouri, pursing a BFA in Photography. His work deals with the landscape in contemporary art.


Latent Worlds

My work participates in the language of landscape recordmaking and asks what is the role of the discoverer in the 21st Century? My work also deals with new technologies that allow for photo realistic rendering. Ultimately, the work becomes about where these ideas meet.

Terragen is a software designed to “…create the most realistic images possible without taking a photograph.” It uses mathematical equations to create an image from numbers. I render this image and then print it as a photograph. I use a 4×5 aspect ratio to reference historical photographic processes. This aspect ratio lends an authority of documentary truth to these subjects.

There is a rich history of geographic discovery through the use of photography. From Timothy O’Sullivan’s King Survey of the fortieth parallel to Neil Armstrong’s photographs during Apollo 11 on the surface of the moon. My images deal with the future of the discoverer and where the new frontier is. These are the latent worlds that we might discover in the universe if only we could access them.

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Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Anna Walker Skillman
Owner / Director
Jackson Fine Art
Atlanta, Georgia

The time has come! We are SO EXCITED to announce that Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Take a look at our list of curators for this issue and submit today!

About : Anna Walker Skillman has been a loyal and active participant in the arts community for the last 26 years, and has owned and directed Jackson Fine Art since 2003. Exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists, she continues her commitment to the arts in Atlanta and beyond.

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