Nuturing Artists

“Nurturing Artists” was conceived as a collaborative series.

I created a series of photogram portraits of fellow artists by capturing shadows of their body language, tools and work.

It turns out that many artists (including photographers) are solitary beings. So, working together was a new experience. Each session was great fun, and a competitive streak emmerged with many of my colleagues trying to outdo each other.

Silvia Hernando Alvarez - the final result

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And, the final result! Silvia Hernando Alvarez is a Spanish artist who exhibited "Under the Red Light" at Taskeel's gallery in Nad al Shebai, Dubai. This fictional body of work portrayed the artifacts left abandoned in a Mars station in the future. Sil had a strong idea of how she wanted to be portrayed. And, the final result! Silvia Hernando Alvarez is a Spanish artist who exhibited "Under the Red Light" at Taskeel's gallery in Nad al Shebai, Dubai. This fictional body of work portrayed the artifacts left abandoned in a Mars station in the future. Sil had a strong idea of how she wanted to be portrayed.

Each image in the Nuturing Artists series is captured on a sheet of cotton. These had to be washed six times to remove the manufacturing bleaches. Then they were treated with light sensitive cyanotype chemistry.

Nurturing artists pays homage to Anna Atkins work capturing plants and flowers in her parent’s garden in 1842. Just as a gardener tends to garden of flowers and beautiful plants, arts foundations nurture and oversee the growth of artists.