All images © KATHLEEN T. CARR
Kathleen T. Carr, BFA Photography, is a professional and fine art photographer, author, teacher, and creative-uses consultant for Polaroid. A National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship recipient, her photographs have been published in numerous books and periodicals, including Outdoor Photographer (featured artist), National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Esquire, and Decor (featured artist). Her award-winning fine art work has been exhibited widely at galleries, museums, and universities, and has been purchased for corporate and private collections. She is represented by the Alinder Gallery in Gualala, California, and the Edward Carter Gallery in Lewes, Delaware.
She has produced three booksTo Honor the Earth: Reflections on Living in Harmony with Nature (HarperSanFrancisco, 1991, Japanese and Spanish editions, 1997), Polaroid Transfers: A Complete Visual Guide to Creating Image and Emulsion Transfers (Amphoto Books, 1997), and her forthcoming book Polaroid Manipulations: A Complete Visual Guide to Creating SX-70, Transfer and Digital Prints (July, 2002 by Amphoto Bookssee f2 eZine review).
For many years I have photographed nature, people and the landscape in my travels, both in black and white and in color. I was fortunate to have studied extensively with Minor White. His meditative approach to photography had a profound affect on my perception, encouraging a reverence and connection with the subject before exposing the image. Caring deeply about nature, especially when I see such environmental destruction in the world, I want my photography to inspire people to honor the earth and all who live upon it.
Since 1991 I have been working with Polaroid image and emulsion transfers, two alternative photographic processes in which I use Polaroid film to transfer images onto watercolor paper and a variety of other surfaces. I have also been exploring the SX-70 manipulation techniques. The resulting images are strikingly different from the original photograph. I sometimes combine images by double exposing, sandwiching, or sequencing, then hand color and further manipulate the prints to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind images. Most recently I have created limited edition giclée fine art iris and archival pigment prints of my images.
Please visit Kathleen's website at www.kathleencarr.com to see more of her work and her current workshop and exhibit schedule. Also, read her interview in the October issue.
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