I am a fine arts photographer living in Boulder County, Colorado. I maintain a studio practice in Loveland, as a member of Artworks Loveland, and I spend a good deal of time of time in the great outdoors, a source of inspiration for my work process.
Other inspiration comes from music, friends, place, and artistsStephen Shore, William Eggleston, Lorna Simpson, Diane Arbus, Joel Sternfeld, Alex Webb, William Klein…
I have been practicing photography since high school, moving from black and white darkroom imagery, through cibachrome and color negative, to digital imagery. The digital process conveys my color sense perfectly, presenting the ability to fine-tune color properties using Lightroom and Photoshop software and Epson inks to convey the richness of meaning that the color holds on the paper.
My artistic practice includes working with found objects to create mixed-media work. Like the photographs, materials and objects are discovered and then crafted into works addressing questions of permanence, obfuscation, deconstruction and reconstruction, and natural reclamation. The ability to capture and hold objects of the past in the present, in a new form, creates the basis of my artistic pursuits.
This blog reflects the time I spent living in New York City. I was fascinated by the boundaries, the islands and those paths less traveled. My exploration was of those unexpected places beyond our everyday notions of the city. This city is suffused with nature – beaches, woodlands, fields, gardens – both wild and tamed. During my life in Bronx from 2007-2016 I was intrigued with exploring these places with the camera. I understand that many have gone before me and many share my interest in “forgotten NYC” or “Abandoned NY”. This is my journey and I’m sharing it with you. -Madeline
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