Jordan Douglas teaches black-and-white darkroom and digital photography at Vermont’s Saint Michael's College and Champlain College, as well as workshops in alternative darkroom techniques and summer camps at Burlington City Arts. Jordan uses both low tech and high optics cameras in creating his varied images—which he has shown throughout Vermont. He is dedicated to the expansive possibilities of analog photography, and much of his work examines process.
“Images of Havana,” at Artspace 106, in Burlington, featured a collection of silver gelatin lith prints of images taken on a trip to Cuba in January 2015.
"The Fingerprint Series" exhibited at Burlington's Metro Gallery, June & July 2014. Large silver gelatin photographs of fingerprints impressed directly into the chemistry of black-and-white film.
Jordan’s exhibition “(Re)memberings,” of March of 2012, involved transforming collected anonymous vintage photographs into hand-made, one of a kind, sepia-toned silver gelatin prints on cotton watercolor paper. Antique photographs were re-interpreted and re-contextualized.
In his exhibition “Silver Halides: New Photographs” at Vermont’s Gallery 215 College, in April of 2009, Jordan showcased large-scale triptychs of images from contiguous strips of negatives. The connections over three neighboring photographs were originally unintended and spoke both to the fixed chronology of film photography and to the interactivity of disparate images.
An example of Jordan’s lith photography (an alternative darkroom printing technique) was published in Tim Rudman’s compendium, The World of Lith Printing (Aurum Press, 2006):
Video discussion of the Fingerprint Series and interview by Vermont photographer and videographer Natalie Stultz: