10.14.2009

ALINE SMITHSON: Unexpected

Copyright (c) Aline Smithson /All Rights Reserved

Copyright (c) Aline Smithson /All Rights Reserved

Copyright (c) Aline Smithson /All Rights Reserved

I look to tell stories that are familiar, yet unexpected. The poignancy of childhood, aging, relationships, family, and moments of introspection or contemplation continue to draw my interest.

After a career as a New York Fashion Editor, working along side the greats of fashion photography, including Horst, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, and Bert Stern, ALINE SMITHSON discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Oswald Gallery, and Wallspace Gallery in Seattle. Aline has been Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine and curated a number of exhibitions for galleries and on-line magazines. She was nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008 and 2009 and the Santa Fe Prize for Photography in 2009 by the Santa Fe Center for Photography.

Smithson's series INSIDE/OUT explores the human experience–motherhood, puberty, childhood, work, aging, death, loss–by using masks to create a more universal image and explore what part of a person comes through the mask, what they can and care to project
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8 comments:

Annie said...

I love these shots. Thanks for introducing me to a new photographer.

Kcalpesh said...

Quite interesting to read and see!

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Patricia Torres said...

Lovely pics... and an intriguing read!!

Bea said...

Masks, such an interesting subject matter. :)bea

d. moll, l.ac. said...

She's captured some really interesting moments, such special atmosphere to these. Noticed you signed up as a follower on my blog, do you have a rabbit?

Glen Hartjes said...

Very nice, kind of reminds me of Diane Arbus.

lizblog said...

d. moll above: No rabbits. I'm interested in the photographs on your site.

Lyn said...

They make me pause..what is this? I like that quality, mystery, a lot.