"Working primarily with analog and film technology, photographer Tj Nelson Jr. focuses on recording everyday life. Nodding to the intention imbued in the medium in post-depression photography, Nelson observes life from the ground—capturing subjects by being of and among them. Film by nature requires being there: to document a fleeting moment without the ability to correct and reshoot yields a different candor that may or may not be timeless, and may or may not be notable. Marking the times and specific events with this uninhibited directness and presence is important to Nelson’s working method. Technical acuity, intent and intuition fold in an action that is not so much snapping pictures but relaying missives from quiet or unmapped corners of life as he transits them." -- Cara Despain
Editing films, shooting photographs, making music, currently living and working in Salt Lake City, UT.