at its heart, a photograph is light and shadow, and the spaces between. it is mercurial and moody, and it illuminates the world in ways that words cannot. it is a disclosure, a deception, captured time. photographer duane michals calls it “the idea of alchemy, of making something from nothing.” photography injects the past into the present, and explains us to ourselves.
about leeanne mallonee
though i began with traditional cameras in the 90’s, my increasing love of the abstract drew me away until the merging of cameras and computers. digital photography offers an explosion of possibilities for the kind of spontaneous art-making i love. experiments with pinhole cameras, computer web-cams, and various digital cameras taught me to focus on form, color, and movement. for several years, my camera of choice was an iphone, which i loved especially for its ability to take low-light shots when i roamed the house and streets at night. a full-frame dslr now allows for studies in focus, depth of field, and close-up work. my recently renewed interest in encaustic has led to ongoing work to merge that medium with my photographic images.
many years as a calligrapher and graphic designer have honed my compositional eye, and a lifetime of choral singing informs every image. my disclosure, my captured time, my alchemy is what i share with you.