As 2018 was coming to an end I made a commitment to renew my focus on photography in 2019. It's not that I slowed down with my photography, but there were many new ideas and opportunities that I wanted to explore.

As autumn arrives I am taking a moment to reflect on what 2019 has brought so far. It feels like a new beginning, therefore, this newsletter is issue No. 001.

There was plenty of travel that took me West and yielded new work which is featured on my new site.

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“Vicinity 2019”

I am thrilled that two of my photographs were selected for Perspective Gallery’s VICINITY exhibit. Please join me at the opening reception on Saturday, July 6th, 2019, 5-7 pm.

America , 28x21 inches, archival pigment print

America, 28x21 inches, archival pigment print

The other day in California,  36x20 inches, archival pigment print

The other day in California, 36x20 inches, archival pigment print

Home - Shots Magazine Issue No. 141 : Fall 2018

I submitted eight photographs to Shots Magazine for the Fall 2018 issue about “Home”. I am thrilled that two of the images were selected and printed in Issue No. 141.

This issue of Shots Magazine reminds us that not everyone has a place they can call home and that the homeless population in the United States rose by 9% from 2016 to 2017.

I am grateful for the roof over my family’s head and the many homes I have been welcomed into by friends, and complete strangers.

Picturing Evanston Artist Portrait Session

I am thrilled to announce a partnership with Evanston Made on Picturing Evanston, an intimate look at Evanston’s arts community, one of the most vibrant and creative communities around.

Evanston Creatives are invited to have their portraits taken by me at the Evanston Art Center, June 1, 6-9p.m. on the second floor gallery, during the Evanston Made Group Show Opening Party. See below for project details.

  • Friday, June 1, 2018
  • 6:00 PM  9:00 PM

“Tomorrow Never Knows” came and went

A big thanks to everyone who came out for the opening reception and the talk for “Tomorrow Never Knows”, and for making it a very special events.

Podcast about “Tomorrow Never Knows” with Lisa Degliantoni for the Lisa D Show


Joerg Metzner's Photography Begs Us to Let Go of Knowing

Photographer Joerg Metzner believes things happen when you let go of knowing and just let things come to you. This is expressed in his upcoming photography exhibit “Tomorrow Never Knows”, March 2-5, at 1100 Florence gallery in Evanston.

In this podcast we talk about the surreal and meditative nature of his photography that “breathes light” into Joerg’s life. With incredible craftsmanship and deep intention, Joerg uses photography to chronicle his community in a way that asks people to stop and pause and look deeply at the world around them.

Previews of the “Tomorrow Never Knows” show are available at www.joerg-metzner.com. The public is invited to the opening reception March 2, 6-9p and an Artist Talk: Sunday, March 4 at 2p.
Follow Joerg on Instagram at joergmetzner

The Lisa D Show is a podcast celebrating creatives, featuring 20-minute, unedited conversations that mimic the live-radio vibe, low tech on purpose. Reach out to host Lisa Degliantoni at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com

1100 Florence in West Evanston started as a Polish Meat Shop, then became Greenleaf Cabinets and now houses art and events, and sometimes podcast interviews. Learn more at 1100florence.com. Photograph of 1100 Florence taken by Joerg Metzner at the I Love Evanston Pop Up on February 9, 2018, after a magnificent snow storm.