In photography, I am drawn to simple, strong subject matter which allows me to document the uniqueness of a particular moment in time. The resulting image may be a landscape, a still life, shadow or reflection, or some human interaction.
In my own memory, singular images stand out as a representation of my childhood, the participants in my life and moments in the world around me. Images, captured moments, inhabit the collective body of experiences we all share. They tell the stories of small, majestic, ordinary and extraordinary moments.
My work captures a moment in time. It may be a moment not uniquely mine, but the resulting image captures my experience, my discovery of that moment.
I love an odd juxtaposition, a moment of stillness in an ordinary day, a reflection that represents love or loss.
I am always grateful when an image of mine connects the viewer to emotions, memories or stories of their own.
JENNY CAREY Founder, Creatives Exchange Artist Collective
Jenny Carey is a photographer residing in Tampa, Florida. She founded Creatives Exchange Artist Collective in 2013 after discovering the power and creativity in a collective group of artists. She has authored two Tampa Bay arts columns, Art InSight for Creative Loafing and Art Notes for the Tampa Tribune, and written artist profiles for Flair, a Tampa Tribune subscription magazine. Jenny served as Director of Program Services for the Arts Council of Hillsborough County from 2005 to 2012, managing the Cultural Development and Individual Artist Grant programs, and the Artist Advisory Committee. Arts Council Director Art Keeble called her “a champion for the individual artist.” Jenny is the co-founder of Jenny & Lucy’s Art House Productions, a Tampa nonprofit organization charged with creating art and film-related events. She serves as Creatives Coordinator for the Creatives Exchange Artist Collective.
Her photographs have been selected for juried and group exhibitions and may be viewed at jennycarey.com.
Jenny calls Tampa home, but is a frequent traveler; she can often be found in New York City, Nashville or Costa Rica.