At an early age Jon gravitated to photography in large part because his father was a videographer. Access to a camera and encouragement to observe life through a lens instilled Jon’s love for photography.
Twelve years ago, shortly after high school, Jon landed a job as a photographer at Obey Clothing, a company founded by artist Shepard Fairey. At the time, he had little interest in street art or awareness of Shepard Fairey, he was just happy to have a job. Through a combination of strong work ethic and creative symbiosis he eventually caught Shepard’s eye and was asked to document his 2007 NYC solo show “E Plurbis Venom” and related events.
Over the past ten years Jon has been fortunate to travel the world documenting not only Shepard Fairey but many other amazing artists along the way. In the street art community artists often cross paths and collaborate, great opportunities arise to document murals and capture unique moments in time – “Surveillance” will feature photos of 8 artists including Shepard Fairey, D*Face, ROA, Tristan Eaton, Faile, Cyrcle, Cleon Peterson and VHILS.
This show will be the first time I’ve ever shown any of my photography other than OBEY/Shepard. Over the past 10 plus years I’ve been really fortunate to travel with Shepard, see the world and document a huge part of his amazing career. Saying that, I’ve also been able to become familiar with all kinds of art/artists all over the world and that is something I’m super thankful for. All the artists that I’m exhibiting in this show are truly the most talented, humble and all around great humans. I thank them all for the support and the trust that I will do their art justice with my photography. – Jon Furlong
Shepard Fairey – https://obeygiant.com/ – Instagram: @obeygiant
D*Face – http://www.dface.co.uk/ – Instagram: @dfaceofficial
ROA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROA(artist) – Instagram: #ROA
Tristan Eaton – http://tristaneaton.com/ – Instagram: @tristaneaton
Faile – http://faile.net/ – Instagram @faileart
Cyrcle – http://www.cyrcle.com/ – Instagram: @cyrcle
Cleon Peterson – http://cleonpeterson.com/ – Instagram: @cleonpeterson
VHILS – http://vhils.com/ – Instagram: @vhils
Across a wide range of institutions in Colorado March is “Month of Photography” – We are honored to be among many great exhibits featuring local, national and international photography. We hope you can join us for the opening reception and take the opportunity to ask Jon about his adventures. Read more here