In his series, Winter, Jensen-Nagle captures vast mountain scenes from various vantage points, often hanging out of helicopters to achieve his arresting aerial perspectives. His immersive, cinematic, large-scale photos invite viewers to lose themselves within the frame, sparking associations that might resemble the artist’s own memories of childhood winters spent in the Poconos. His images are prided on happenstance, showing humans completely enveloped by their environment, surrounded by the beauty of the moment, often evoking emotional, nostalgic or aspirational associations.
Viewing photography as a “means to evoke emotion rather than document a reality,” the images are not to be interpreted as documentation of these people or places, but rather are intended to stimulate the viewer’s reflection of their own experiences and memories, bringing them into the work. Joshua states, “If the viewer can connect on an emotional level with the images, I have succeeded.”