Solo exhibition at Gallery OneTwentyEight, New York June 2011
In 1986, Jesper moved to his apartment on the corner of St. Marks and First Avenue. It was above the St. Mark’s Bar & Grill where the Rolling Stones had just filmed the video for “Waiting on a Friend”. It was to be his home, and the backdrop for much of his photography, for the next 20 years.
Jesper’s apartment became ‘home’ to a wonderful mix of roommates, visitors, friends, lovers, total strangers and people that just needed a place to crash ... or party. It also became the place where he photographed – blurring the lines completely between his life and his art. Everything was spontaneous. ‘I just made sure I had a camera in my hand.’
" Hi Jesper,
I stumbled upon gallery onetwentyeight today and I can't stop thinking about your exhibit. I can't stop looking at your photographs in your book I purchased. The life in the images oozes out of each one. I feel like I can hear the voices of the beautiful people in your photographs; like I can feel the touch of the skin on skin and the energy shared in each memory. I'm sure it sounds absurd, but your photographs make me feel like your memories are my own.
I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for sharing your art. Yours aren't just portraits - they're storytellers and dreams that I wish I could have each night.
Love, Amy "