Gold 2018 Fine Art / Abstract

Photograms, Literary

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Abstract, 2nd Place winner in Fine Art
  • Company
    Wendy Paton Photography, Inc.
  • Photographer
    Wendy Paton
  • Technical Info
    Photograms | Literary Is A Series Of Unique Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Prints, Each, One Of One.
  • Photo Date
    2016

Photograms l Literary portrays a visual object whose power is the transformation of the abstract, making the physical object, now airborne, like words flying off the pages in a book, & relative to our time. These images use a visual language that metamorphose a literal & literary object, the book, into an interpretation of abstraction. As printed books are fading from our lives, being replaced by the digital medium, so is the gelatin silver photograph being replaced by our mobile phones & digital photographic technology.

Wendy Paton is an award winning American photographer, best known for her dramatic black and white candid, nocturnal portraits. Specializing in analog photography and printing in a traditional darkroom setting, she splits her creative life between her studio in Lambertville, New Jersey and Paris, France. Paton studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City, learning the intricacies of night photography from Michael Kenna. Her exhibitions have been seen in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe.