2022 / Fine Art / Portrait (Non-Pro)

Penumbral Epiphanies

  • Photographer
    Diane Fenster

Penumbral Epiphanies This series stems from an epiphany received while viewing the shadow of an “insignificant weed" through a skylight in our home. As self-isolation lumbers on due to COVID, the objects I see every day and would normally dismiss, now shine through my ordinary perceptions and become extraordinary. The shadows are seen in a new way and are a doorway to an awakening of the senses that widens my world.

I am a self-taught photographer exhibiting since 1990. My work first received notice during the era of early experimentations with digital imaging. I view myself as an alchemist, using alternative process, antique photographic methods, toy camera and digital tools to delve into fundamental human issues. My work is literary and emotional, full of symbolism and multiple layers of meaning with a style that marries photography with evocative and fragmented imagery.