UPA Visiting Artist

Blake Yeager

From a young age I grew up around art and artists, spending many years searching for my voice. Most of my adult life I have been a professional musician using the guitar as my primary outlet, but in recent years I feel most able to grow and truly create through my photography.

I shoot mostly medium and large format film with a hybrid method I’ve developed. Something about the rawness and truth of film, particularly in monochrome, is intoxicating, revealing, and unique in a world where it is harder and harder to be singular.

Using semi-functional vintage cameras, I find that to some extent I let go of complete control, and allow for an outer source to intervene. I hope to be always learning and growing, to be inspired and inspire others and to create purely to create. To
release my creative visions, thoughts, and sounds into the universe.