Jeffrey Blondes makes real-time, high-definition films that record natural phenomena such as tidal ranges, equinoxes and solstices. His work has taken him to some of the world's most remote and diverse terrains, including Patagonia, the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, the Arctic Circle and most recently, Georgian Bay, Ontario. Several of Blondes’ films are made near his home in rural France and document seasonal changes over the course of one year. Each of his films is conceived with a particular conceptual, observational or technical objective. Ranging between 12 and 72 hours, the films captivate our attention with the smallest of movements that result in major changes over time.
Jeffrey Blondes was born in Washington, D.C. in 1956 and has lived and worked in France for more than thirty years. His work is collected internationally in both private and public collections. Exhibitions include the Centre d’Arts et de Nature, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France and Somerset House, England. Blondes has completed several major commissions including a unique film for the Arts Department of Stanford University, California and a four-channel film for the permanent collection of Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul.