My photography, mixes new technologies to further describe contemporary landscape and the changes in current aesthetics while investigating the production of space. Heavily influenced by geography and the sense of place, my projects are often categorized by an in-depth analysis of specific subjects such as land use, theories on landscape and exploration. By combining photography with mapping and surveillance technologies, my projects reveal sites that are normally unseen, expose areas of contradiction, and challenge the traditional use of photography to record what we understand as "place".
John Vigg is an artist and entrepreneur working central NJ. Born in Davenport Iowa to two transient hippy parents, John quickly became independent with a strong interest in what makes up the landscape around him. A prevailing sense to continue exploring ways to describe Place has brought John to complete his MFA at Montclair State University and Kingston University in London with a concentration in photography. The depth of his art comes from his interests in technology, alternate ways of recording images and cartographic processes. Combining these aspects into his gallery installations, viewers share in the processes he developed to make his art. John's studio is located in Asbury Park, NJ and his work has been exhibited in New Jersey, New York, the United Kingdom and Australia. His work in many private collections acorss the north east. He owns a creative design agency, runs a photography gallery for budding photographers and heads up a cooperative art space. He is currently preparing for a series of desert excursions through 2014 to photograph, track and record larger environments.