Home - Shots Magazine Issue No. 141 : Fall 2018 by Joerg Metzner

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.

Ninety-four artist portraits by Joerg Metzner

A big thank you to all 94 Evanston artists that participated in the portrait session during the Evanston Made  group show opening this evening at the Evanston Art Center. I briefly looked through the photographs and I am blown away. Blown away by the collective and individual beauty and everyone’s willingness to have their portrait taken in a public setting. I was shooting continuously from 5 pm to 9 pm and only now had a chance to process the event. Looking at everyone, looking at me in the resulting portraits, I am deeply touched by the trust and openness I encountered. I will edit the images over the next couple days and get each participant their portrait. There also will be a gallery on picturing-evanston.com. And of course all this would not have been possible without Lisa Degliantoni and the countless volunteers that made the Evanston Made group show happen in the first place. Thank you!

Picturing Evanston Artist Portrait Session by Joerg Metzner

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

Picturing Evanston by Joerg Metzner


Time for a new long term project. This one is about community. 

Picturing Evanston is an intimate look at the city’s arts community, one of the most vibrant and creative communities around. Documenting community has always been important to me. I’ve lived in Germany, Ireland and California, but Evanston has been my home longer than any other place. 

Find out more and follow along at picturing-evanston.com.


“Tomorrow Never Knows” came and went by Joerg Metzner

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 by Joerg Metzner


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.