Through the creation of photographic-environments and miniature landscapes, I attempt to recollect that Eternal forgotten mystery. The past fifteen years when creating these environments here are a few abstract ideas pinpointing what I have thought:

My work creates bridges between our complex, 'fabricated' world and more complex, 'natural' world

The images are unsettled aftermaths, which, conjure ideas beyond the boundary of ordinary perception

Like fleeting photographable moments, my creations exist briefly. Once recorded by the camera or exposed on film, they are deconstructed or destroyed

Even when I take snapshot-photos around the world, my snapshots echo, and or serve to aid, what I build in my studio

Creating these existential environments gives me gravity. When the work is going well I feel love, when the work is going poorly I feel a sense of purpose. ...a troubling codependent relationship.



University of New Mexico, Master of Fine Arts, Photography

Indiana University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Minor, Art History



2019 “Hey Co-dependent, it’s Me Your Creator,” monograph of images

2017  First Place in “Meaningful Places” exhibition curated by Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

2015 CVG Show, Guest Lecturer and Participating Artist, Bremerton WA

2014 Review Santa Fe Participant

2013 Atelier Boba Residency, Paris

2013 Recipient, Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, Indianapolis Arts Council

2011 Environmental Portraiture work featured in “The Wall Street Journal” online

2010 Guest Lecturer, Bellarmine University

2008 Illustrator, ‘Dream Power’, a children’s book by Dr. Ora Pescovitz

2006 First Place recipient, Contemporary Biennial, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2005 Brooks Fellowship, David Hilliard + Jonathan Singer Workshop, Anderson Ranch, CO

2005 Guest lecturer, Donggang Photo Festival, Yeongwol, South Korea

2004 Graduate research and development grant, University of New Mexico

2002 Henry Radford Hope Teaching Assistantship

2002 Midwest Society for Photographic Education competition, First Place



2019 A Place to Think, Fashion/Art exhibition at Sachs Fifth Avenue, Indianapolis

2017  “Meaningful Places” Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

2017 “Gateway to Imagination”, National juried show, Farmington Museum, New Mexico

2017 "Make America Create Again," COCA Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2015 Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Solo exhibition, ”Choose Your Own Adventure”

2014 “Exposure”, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango CO

2014 IUCA+D Design Center, Columbus, Indiana

2013 “Out of Our Minds,” Indianapolis IN

2013 Chicago Project Exhibition V, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago

2013 “I Like Photographing People, Actually Just This One Person,” Circle City Industrial Complex, Indianapolis

2012 “Optical Portrait Stories” Porter Gallery, New York, New York

2012 TURF, Indianapolis, Indiana

2011 "From Down Inside the Well, Under the Lighthouse" Caladan Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2011 "NEXT," Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Chicago

2010 “Photography Invitational,” Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky

2010 “On Other Planets,” Christopher West Presents, Indianapolis, Indiana

2009 "Although the walls are closing in," Pictura Gallery, Bloomington

2008 WFYI TV 20 and NPR Production of "Dreamtime." featured artist

2006 “Contemporary Biennial,” Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico

2006 “Playhouse Archives” Exhibition, The Jonson Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2005 “Artificial Environments,” solo exhibition, Pingyao Photo Festival, China

2003 “Arrival,” Albuquerque International Airport, New Mexico

2003 “Purging Curiosities,” SOFA Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana

2002 “Student / Professor Photography Show, “Life is Serious, but Art is Fun,” Bloomington, Indiana



2019-2015 Editor/Photographer, Zulily, E-commerce company

2017-2009 Owner, SeeSaw Imaging LLC

2013-2010 Assistant Photographer and editor, King Shots

2007 Assistant , Cook Studio

2004 Assistant Photography Lab Supervisor, University of New Mexico

2003 Assistant photography Lab Coordinator, Indiana University



The Art Institute of Indianapolis, Media Arts Faculty

2013-08 Adv. Principles of Photography, Lighting, Adv. Lighting, Photo Criticism Editorial Photography, Portraiture

The International Center of Photography

2007-06 Teaching Assistant

The University of New Mexico

2006-04 Instructor of Record: Introduction to Digital Photography, Color Photography, B/W Darkroom

Indiana University Henry Hope School of Fine Arts

2003-02 Assisted tenured faculty with advanced and intermediate classes


Printed in editions of 1, 3, or

7 with 2 artist-proof prints.

They are printed on fine art,

inkjet papers, in the darkroom,

or on chromogenic paper.

All images were created from

2001-2019. Copyright:

Justin Chase Lane