Josh Kern (b.1994) is a photographer based in Essen, Germany. He has just joined the Open Door Gallery in London
Reminiscent of the sketchbook work of Jim Goldberg and Ed Templeton, Josh Kern creates notebooks amalgamating photographs, drawing and writing, which seek to encapsulate the sensation of personal experience and longing. Fascinated by the act of transference, of inviting another individual to think and feel as he does, Kern uses his notebooks as a way to communicate the ineffable sensation of living.
“…I spent most of my nights flipping through old notebooks, finding new series, taping everything together, only to rip it apart and to start all over again. I became obsessed with the idea of letting other people feel the same things as I do.” – Josh Kern
Open Doors Gallery