Jennifer Foster has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a fine art minor from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her fine art studies were devoted to photography. She has exhibited her photographs at the Wustum Museum of Art in Racine, Wisconsin, the Walker’s Point Center of the Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Marian Gallery at Mount Mary College, as well as at several studio presentations in Illinois. Much of her work incorporates texture and abstraction of natural and environmental subjects. She sees her work as an invitation to pause, to think, to see what is often unnoticed.
Light does many wonderful things to natural and man-made materials. It brings out rich textures, reveals deep contrasts, defines shape, and transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Using black and white photography as a medium allows me to capture these shapes, textures and contrasts, and in turn, gives the viewer the opportunity to pause and reflect on them. I see photography as an unwritten, visual language that is best interpreted by the emotional reaction it invokes. I let the camera speak on my behalf.