Joshua Jensen-Nagle is a prominent Canadian photographer who is sought after for his evocative beach photography and nostalgic scenes of European landmarks.
Jensen-Nagle's romantic, dreamlike photographs of faraway places impart a nostalgic mood through his singular aesthetic. For his most recent series, Modern Leisure, Jensen-Nagle continues this exploration in his signature style, capturing sun-soaked shorelines. Photographed from different vantage points, Jensen-Nagle’s scenes contrast the scattering of modern day bathers basking in the sun—leisurely escaping everyday life—with the dramatic ancient promontories, unique rock formations, and deep caves found on the coasts of Italy, Australia, Brazil, Hawaii, and the USA. The artist believes these photographs are not to be interpreted as documentation of places or people in time, but rather as views that stimulate the onlooker’s own emotional memories.
Jensen-Nagle bases his successful full-time art practice in Toronto. He uses his frequent travels abroad as inspiration for many of his photographic series. Having mounted over thirty exhibitions in the last eight years, he is widely recognized for his practice, and has been collected throughout North America and Europe.