Jamie Baldridge is a surrealist who creates psychological tableaux by manipulating and constructing photographs that externalize the inner dialogues of consciousness. Baldridge first discovered the artist inside himself as a child after reading 101 Fairy Tales, a book he happened to find in a trunk in his grandmother's attic. Through the use of digital manipulation, he creates deeply symbolic and stunning images that confront his culture and illuminate the abstruse nature of the human condition. Baldridge stages sets for photographing which he then finishes using digital editing.
Baldridge grew up in New Iberia, LA. He earned his B.F.A. and M.F.A. at Louisiana State University and has gone on to exhibit in galleries throughout the world. He has published two books and his work has been featured on album covers and commercial campaigns, as well as in ARTnews, Zoom, Harper's Bazaar Russia, Photo+, Juxtapoz, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Dubai's The National and many more. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute and Cornell University in addition to local collections in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art & Louisiana State University's Special Collections.
Baldridge currently resides in Lafayette, LA and is a Professor of New Media & Digital Art at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.