Close to Home
A selection of Kate Frank Cohen's work from her portfolio entitled
"Close to Home," photographs taken near her home in Spencertown, NY. Click on individual photos to enlarge.
© Blue Door 2010
© Snowprints 2008
© Earthbound 2009
© Lilies of the Garden 2007
© Winter White 2008
© Shadow Smoke 2009
© Ice Branches 2008
© Forest Fauna 2008
© Crimson Blue 2008
© Monarch Crown 2008
© Lunar Pond 2009 © Butterfly Kiss 2009
shooting, it’s often not the subject that’s of primary interest to me.
Instead, my eye is drawn to pattern, light and juxtaposition of space
to object. Eliminating extraneous details before taking a photograph, I
edit as I compose and in most cases shoot full frame. Consequently,
when taken out of context and isolated from its familiar surroundings,
a subject sometimes becomes unidentifiable and frequently takes on a
mysterious, somewhat painterly quality. In this day of computer manipulation and digital
wizardry, my photos — usually uncropped and using only natural light —
are a throwback to a less complex time. For me it's not about creating a new reality; it's about the power of a line, a shape and/or an image in real time.
shoot with a Nikon D80 or N90 mounted with an AF Nikkor 70-300mm lens. For D90, I use Fuji 400-ASA color film; negatives are then digitalized on a flatbed scanner. From my photo files, gilcée prints are done on archival paper.