Aline Smithson Statement


Artist Statement
I take photographs to allow myself and the viewer to linger a little longer within an image. I try to look for or create moments that are at once familiar, yet unexpected. The odd juxtapositions that we find in life are worth exploring, whether it is with humor, compassion, or by simply taking the time to see them.

I have been greatly influenced by the Japanese concept of celebrating a singular object. I tend to isolate subject matter and look for complexity in simple images, providing an opportunity for telling a story in which all is not what it appears to be. The poignancy of childhood, aging, relationships, family, and moments of introspection or contemplation continue to draw my interest. I want to create pictures that evoke a universal memory.


Process Statement
ARRANGEMENT IN GREEN AND BLACK: PORTRAIT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S MOTHER PROCESS STATEMENT

The images were taken with a Hasselblad and printed on Ilford warm tone paper, then hand- painted with oils. These are editioned prints, but each print is unique due to the hand painting. The green background is brighter than what appears on the site.

IN CASE OF RAIN PROCESS STATEMENT

Images were shot with a Hasselblad, film was scanned and printed as archival pigment prints.


 
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