Photograph by Daniel Blaufuks
||Jorge Colombo was born in 1963 in Lisbon, Portugal; moved to the USA in 1989. Has lived in Chicago and in San Francisco. Living in New York City since 1998 with his wife, artist Amy Yoes. He has worked as an illustrator, as a photographer, and as a graphic designer.
His cover illustration for the June 1, 2009 issue of The New Yorker was the first one created on an iPhone for a major magazine. The book "New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo," containing one hundred landscapes created on an iPhone, plus essays by Jen Bekman, Christoph Niemann, and JC, was published in 2011 by Chronicle Books in association with 20x200.com. The exhibition "Night Windows", featuring prints of NYC images, opened December 2011 at Jen Bekman Gallery.
He has three books published in Portugal: "Fullerton," a collection of his watercolor drawings from the 1990s; "Of Big and of Small Love," a photographic novel created in collaboration with novelist Inês Pedrosa; and "Lisboa Revisitada," photographs after poems by Álvaro de Campos, which were exhibited at Casa Fernando Pessoa in Lisbon.
Since 2003 he has been working on digital videos, initially restricting himself to one-minute movies, later moving into longer projects. He was the art director of Chicago's NewCity, San Francisco magazine, and Jungle Media in NYC.
See his Photographs here.
See his Movies here.
||Elsewhere on the web
The blog JC/filter features recent projects,
events, jobs, assignments.
The blog JC/flashback is a collection of older sketches,
one-offs, experiments, rarities, off-shoots, and mistakes.
The blog NY1X1 is a one-photo-a day journal.
Follow Jorge Colombo: Pictures on Facebook
Follow thejorgecolombo on Twitter
See some movies on Vimeo
Order book on Chronicle or Amazon
Buy prints at www.20x200.com
Some texts & links
An interview with Design Arts Daily, October 2011
An article on the NYTimes T Magazine blog, August 2011
An interview with Varoom Magazine, October 2010
An interview with Illustration Voice, 2009
The New Yorker blog about the June 1, 2009 cover
Françoise Mouly and JC talk to New York Times about the iPhone cover
An interview with San Francisco's 7x7 online edition
An interview with cnet, 2009
An ABC News segment about several iPhone artists
More ABC coverage (click on WATCH for a Good Morning America appearance)
An interview with iPhoneSavior.com
A Toronto Star article (contains some video footage)
Emdashes articles about the first, second, and third New Yorker covers
Early coverage of iPhone drawings on Fox News
UK's The Times about the early iPhone drawings
UK's The Guardian about the early iPhone drawings
Jen Bekman's introduction for a 20x200 edition
A group exhibition at Jen Bekman Gallery, 2009
Text about the Summer Readers series, 2009
An interview with SplashOfRed.com
Interview about filmmaking, for the 50,000 Beds catalogue
An article in the New York Times about the Dailies project
Essay from the "New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo" book
Essay from the Fullerton catalogue
Interview for Expresso/Única magazine, 2009 (in Portuguese)
An article on Parq magazine, 2009 (in Portuguese)
Interview for Mac+, a Brazilian magazine, 2009 (in Portuguese)
Interview for Digital Arts magazine, 2009 (in Portuguese)
Press for the "Lisboa Revisitada" exhibition (in Portuguese)
A 2009 radio interview for Antena 2, Lisbon (in Portuguese)
A 2006 radio interview for TSF Radio, Lisbon (in Portuguese; transcript here)
A 2006 interview with Público (in Portuguese)
A 2004 interview with Storm Magazine (in Portuguese)
A 2006 TV interview for SIC, Lisbon (in Portuguese). Long download.