Jeremiah Cumberbatch is a new talent with a promising future in the art of photography. Born on the Island of St. Kitts, he moved to Brooklyn in 1997 at age twelve and became fascinated by the continuously changing landscapes and faces of New York City life. He began shooting portraits of people as a method for memory. His instinct is to create a personal time capsule of the people he meets, and his photographs represent their stories. His work is founded on the principle that imagery triggers memory. A momentary facial expression, beautiful, terrifying or strange, has the power to effectually connect the viewer to a past experience. Therefore, memory becomes a strictly sensory experience, and everyone is linked together by these captured moments in spite of their widely different cultural backgrounds.
Jeremiah’s work is featured in the monthly series Fiction Addiction, was publish in Livid mag and showed work at Oracle 113 in lower Eastside manhattan.