My photographic journey began in Kentucky while walking to high school past yards filled with clotheslines. Using black and white film and a point and shoot instamatic camera I learned to also do photo processing. That is when I fell in love with black and white imaginary and specifically photography. My mother thought I didn’t need a college education but after five years, I completed a BFA in photography with a minor in art history from Northern Kentucky University.
A road trip across the country changed my life forever. Camping, hiking, and exploring the western states emboldened me and helped to land a job at the University of Arizona in Tucson, as a Biomedical photographer. Not long afterwards, I moved to New York City and worked many years as a public relations photographer for Time Warner Inc., IBM, and various small companies.
Now, Needham, Massachusetts is home. Many of the artistic photographic techniques learned in college are with me today, especially the old photographic processes now known as “antiquarian Avant-garde”. The images you see on the pages of my Alwaysgail photography website, include both assignment related imagery and my personal work projects. In the past ten years, I have created many new bodies of work using the following media; handmade paper, painted photographs, encaustic (wax), infrared, photo emulsion transfers, night photography, light painting, and small books. The current projects are about nature, ocean preservation, tree exploration, and local human interest.
All my images are for sale and printed in my studio by me. You can reach me at email@example.com if you would like to discuss a purchase or maybe you have a project I can help you with.
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