Inspired by the grandeur and grime of New York City, Joergen Geerds branched into panoramic photography in 2006.
Prior to finding his calling in panoramas, Geerds studied photography and design under Ernst Weckert and Nicolai Sarafov in Würzburg, Germany. He moved to the City in 2000—he had simply outgrown his hometown—and worked for several successful years as an art director in the advertising world.
During this time, he refined his love of wide-angle photography and ventured into the world of panoramas. He found the un-cropped cityscapes that his flattened, 360-degree photos revealed were unique in the market. This led him to develop his own distinct style—large-scale, hyper-wide night panoramas of New York City.
Geerds's photos illuminate places familiar to many, both on the macro and micro scales. But these photos also make viewers think about how and where they were taken, and deeply consider what it is about these at-first familiar haunts that so captures our attention.
After showing his work in several art shows in Brooklyn, Geerds did not go unnoticed. Since 2008, he has been represented by 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel in Chelsea, NY.
Geerds also documents his ongoing panorama work on his blog at newyorkpanorama.com. His dedicated fine art photography can be found at luminous-newyork.com.
Geerds maintains a lively dialogue with fellow artists and photographers across the globe, and he loves to stay at the very front of photography and technological progress in general.
Born 1969, Oberstreu, Germany
Resides in Astoria, NY, USA
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Palmela 2011, International Panorama Photography Conference: Panorama Photography and the fine art market
1994-1999 Diplom-Kommunikationsdesigner (Photography and Art Direction), University for Applied Science, Würzburg, Germany