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Through the medium of hand tinting photographs I am able to express my vision of the world -- somewhere between reality and dreams.
What first attracted me to hand-tinted photography were the serene qualities of the early 1900s landscape photographs of Wallace Nutting. His peaceful hand-Tinted landscape series were my inspiration. As I became more familiar with his techniques, I began incorporating them into my portraiture, landscapes, and most recently, my photographic tableaus that involve masks, veiled characters and mundane objects.
I photograph in black and white and print each image on fiber-based paper. I then color each photograph by hand, using oil paints, watercolors, pastels and dyes. By applying color to the black and white image, I am able to introduce subtle and surreal elements that allow me to refine that image further. The overlay of color onto the black and white images completes the crossing from real to surreal.
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