Jordan Nahmias

Bio.

Jordan Nahmias was born in Toronto in 1982. While formally trained as a lawyer, Jordan's education in photography and the arts is largely "self-taught" and has been evolving since far before his foray into the legal profession. Traditionally focusing on travel and "found object" work, Jordan's photographs span a wide range of interests.

Ways I Work

What do you listen to when you work?

Steely Dan

Favourite movie

The Big Lebowski

When I'm not makng art, I'm (a) ...

lawyer and film producer.

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

Because it takes us outside of our heads (and our screens).

Describe your home in 3 words

Bungalow. Cozy. Woody.

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

young at heart, adventurous, curious.

Which piece of art you've created is your favourite, and why?

My favourite piece right now is a shot I took in St. Maarten in a very weird, old chinese restaurant in a very poor part of town. It hasn't been printed yet, and I don't even have a title for it, but its dark and bright at the same time - there's something very "Martin Scorsese" about it.

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

We have a beautiful photo by Elaine Chan-Dow as well as a small painting by Richard Ahnert. I also have some Chris Shepard, as well as some Chris Wahl. And, of course, many of my own photographs. Some small sculpture as well. And lots of toys.

When did you start making art, and why?

I started making art when I was a little kid, mostly drawing and painting, and I have no idea why - I imagine my mom pushed me into it. As I got older, and got shorter on time (and discovered things like university, girls and beer) art sort of took a back seat until I picked up my first SLR and started shooting compulsively.

Everyone should know about

a movie called "Kumiko the Treasure Hunter"

Truck

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30"L x 21"W
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NES

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He-Man

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30"L x 20"W
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Paratrooper

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30"L x 30"W
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Untitled

Digital Photograph, Giclee on Rag
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40"L x 28"W
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Cynthia's

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20"L x 14"W
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Fireworks

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50"L x 36"W
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Church

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44"L x 31"W
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De Pijp

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40"L x 57"W
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Shrub

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30"L x 44"W
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Motorcycle Diptych

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30"L x 48.5"W
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