Juan Manuel Fernandez is an artist and educator based in the Aurora, Illinois. GALLERY 1/1 is pleased to present the Pacific Northwest debut of Juan's "Objective" series of tintype photograms. This series combines his deft studio craftsmanship and a contemporary twist on the historic wet plate collodion tintype process. As a father of young children, Juan was inspired to see the world through their eyes particularly with their interest in colorful geometric shapes and how they are constructed. When not in the darkroom making personal work, Juan is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Judson University, Elgin Community College, and Waubonsee Community College. He earned a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. Collections holding Juan's photography include Rockford Art Museum, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Columbia College Chicago.